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Six months on from Typhoon Haiyan, the UK is continuing to provide humanitarian support for 1 million people in the Philippines.
Thousands of people in remote communities lost their homes and everything they own. The UK has provided £77 million of humanitarian support and expertise for the longer term recovery of the Philippines and the restoration of livelihoods and buildings destroyed by the typhoon.
The UK has provided £77 million in humanitarian support to help 1 million people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. This includes:
matching the first £5 million donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal for the Philippines, ensuring leading charities have the resources they need to help victims of the typhoon and make the public’s generous donations go even further
£8 million for the Rapid Response Facility so partners on the ground can provide crucial humanitarian aid, including temporary shelters, bedding, blankets and solar lanterns
£8 million to fly vital supplies such as water purification kits and medical support, as well as teams of humanitarian and medical experts, to flood hit areas
up to £9 million for the deployment of MOD assets HMS Daring and HMS Illustrious to the Philippines to support the aid effort
the deployment of 21 NHS staff trained to operate under emergency conditions
£30 million to support the UN and Red Cross emergency appeals for the Philippines, including a £3 million allocation to ensure women and girls are not disproportionally affected by the crisis, a £2 million allocation to increase nutrition provision and £1 million allocation to help 3,000 people to receive the tools and materials they need to rebuild their houses. The funding will be used to deliver vital supplies to more than 500,000 victims of the Typhoon Haiyan and support UN and Red Cross teams working on the ground as they coordinate the international relief effort
up to £15 million additional funding for the humanitarian response to cover unmet needs and provide support for early recovery including a £3 million allocation being injected into the fishing industry in the hardest hit fishing communities, and £2.5 million allocation to help restore farming.
In addition, the UK is making a further £5 million investment in resilience for up to four cities in the Philippines, so they can plan for and invest in measures such as flood protection and drainage systems that will help in the event of future extreme weather events.
Video: Justine Greening visits Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan
This page has been updated to mark six months since Typhoon Haiyan
Updated with new infographic as of 7 February 2014
Changed the actual total of NHS medical staff deployed from 18 to 21.
Addition of new Press Release
Update on latest news releases
Added news story 'HMS Illustrious continues Philippines aid effort'
Updated info-graphic as of 8 December 2013
Blog: Our man in Tacloban sees the strength of the Filipino spirit
Latest news update: Justine Greening - Update on the UK’s response to Typhoon Haiyan
Latest news update: Helicopters begin delivery of aid to remote Philippine islands
Added press release 'HMS Illustrious takes over from HMS Daring in the Philippines'
Added news story 'RAF delivers more supplies to the Philippines'
Addition of PR - Justine Greening pledges long term support during Philippines visit
Added news story 'HMS Illustrious en route to the Philippines'
Added news article 'Typhoon Haiyan: Greening hails range of business contributions to relief effort'
Added news story 'UK military continues to deliver aid to Philippines'
Added news articles 'HMS Illustrious picks up stores for Philippines aid' and 'Typhoon Haiyan: UK disaster response update'
Added press release 'Antonov-124 doubles the capacity of Cebu airport'
Added news story 'HMS Daring provides shelter kits to Philippine islanders'
Added news stories 'HMS Daring delivers aid to typhoon-hit island' and 'Arrival of C-130 aircraft to get aid to cut-off areas'.
Added news article 'Now lifesaving British aid reaches remote islands', Video 'British medics aboard HMS Daring ' and link to DEC appearl