One Direction launch telethon twitter appeal

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Help the people of the Philippines. Please call @decappeal Philippines telethon on 03706060610 between 4pm to 7pm #TyphoonAid

One Direction's Liam Payne said: "The pictures I have seen of little children in between the ruins made my heart break.

"All of us in the band are shocked by how many people need help, so we're asking the public to continue to be as generous as they possibly can."

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Typhoon appeal raises £44m

The Disasters Emergency Committee's Philippines Typhoon Appeal has now raised £44m, which includes over £90,000 raised directly from lastnight’s celebrity telethon at the BT Tower in London. Donations can also be made online at www.dec.org.uk.