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A medical team led by a West Country doctor has arrived in the Philippines to help with the relief effort following the devastating typhoon.
The Cornwall-based charity ShelterBox has already sent more than 15 hundred packs of tents and essential supplies.
Dr Amy Hughes from Plymouth is heading a 12-strong group of medical experts from the Department for International Development:
Video courtesy of Department for International Development.
A Shelterbox volunteer who experienced the devastating typhoon in the Philippines has returned home.
Paul Crudgington was already helping victims of an earthquake, when news of the impending storms first broke.
It was only his first trip with the Cornish charity.
The Cornish charity, Shelterbox, says the devastating typhoon in the Philippines is its biggest challenge since the tsunami in 2005.
More than 1,500 boxes of tents and aid are already on their way by air and sea to the stricken areas. And in just three days, a hundred thousand pounds has been raised in the south west to help pay for the boxes.
Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports from the charity's headquarters in Helston.
The Cornish charity Shelterbox says it faces its biggest challenge since the Asian Tsunami to help the survivors of the typhoon which has devastated the Philippines.
200 boxes containing tents and aid were being packed today at its headquarters in Helston for shipping to the stricken areas.
More than 1,500 more boxes are all ready on their way by air and sea. The charity says the response from the public in the South West has been overwhelming.
Alison Wallace is Chief Executive of Shelterbox
Cornish charity Shelterbox is sending boxes of provisions to the Phillipines to help survivors of the typhoon.
Boxes are being packed at their headquarters in Helston this morning with 200 leaving today.
There are already a thousand at depots in the Middle and Far East ready to go.