Press release

PM phone call with President Aquino of the Philippines

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The Prime Minister called President Aquino to offer the UK’s support as the Philippines deal with the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

Following the call, a Downing Street spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister said that our thoughts are with all those affected, especially those who have lost loved ones.

This weekend we announced a package of £6 million emergency humanitarian support to help more than 500,000 people affected by the storm, including temporary shelters and essential household items. We have also sent 4 humanitarian experts to the Philippines to assist 3 advisers already in the country helping to coordinate the international response.