Navy delivers aid to Philippines

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

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New British aid flights for typhoon areas

Six new British aid flights carrying more than 1,400 tents and other supplies will arrive in the Philippines this week, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced as she toured areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

Six new British aid flights will arrive in the Philippines this week, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced Credit: PA

The flights and the investment of £5 million to improve the ability of four cities in the country to withstand extreme weather events takes the UK Government's contribution to the relief effort to more than £55 million.

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