More than 100 tonnes of Irish Aid emergency shelter supplies, including tents, blankets and tarpaulins, will arrive today in the Philippines to assist thousands of families affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
The Irish airlift, valued at €510,000, contains:
· 599 tents,
· 700 tarpaulins
· 10,000 blankets
· 880 ropes
The supplies are in addition to the emergency funding of €1 million towards the relief effort announced by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore T.D., on Sunday.