Highlights – UK response:
• The UK has provided a total of £62m humanitarian funding to the Philippines for typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.
• Prior to the typhoon, the UK provided £4.1m support to the Philippines, £1.3m of which is being spent on preparing for emergencies.
• Initial funding for the response was released on 10 November to ensure NGOs could initiate lifesaving activities on the ground in the immediate aftermath of the typhoon. A team of 12 medical practitioners also arrived in Manila on 13 November.