Super Typhoon Haiyan Destroyed 80 Per Cent Of Structures In Its Path
Britain is to give the Philippines more than £6 million in aid to help the country recover from the devastating super typhoon, which is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. David Cameron pledged the support on Sunday, calling President Benigno Aquino III to offer his condolences for the huge loss of life after the country was struck by one of the most powerful storms in recorded history.
Typhoon Haiyan made landfall early on Saturday morning, striking the coast with wind speeds in excess of 170mph, causing flooding, landslides and power outages.
Speaking To Reuters, Jenny Chu, a medical student in Leyte, said: “People are walking like zombies looking for food… It’s like a movie.
According to Downing Street, the Prime Minister said: “Our thoughts are with all those affected, especially those who have lost loved ones.” The spokesperson added: “This weekend we announced a package of £6 million emergency humanitarian support to help more than 500,000 people affected by the storm. We have also sent four humanitarian experts to the Philippines to assist three advisers already in the country helping to coordinate the international response.”