Aid being flown to the Philippines

The six new British aid flights arriving over the next six days in the typhoon-hit Philippines are carrying:

  • 22,000 plastic sheets
  • 23,000 tarpaulins
  • 3,000 cooking sets
  • 17,000 blankets
  • 1,400 tents

Read: HMS Illustrious sails off on aid mission to Philippines

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Navy delivers aid to Philippines

British aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious is delivering aid to typhoon victims in the Philippines.