Cameron pledges further $48 million aid to PHL

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013. Filed under: World News
A survivor looks from inside a house destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan at a port in Tacloban November 18, 2013. The Philippines is facing up to an enormous rebuilding task from Typhoon Haiyan, which killed at least 3,681 people and left 1,186 missing, with many isolated communities yet to receive significant aid despite a massive international relief effort.  (MNS photo)

A survivor looks from inside a house destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan at a port in Tacloban November 18, 2013. The Philippines is facing up to an enormous rebuilding task from Typhoon Haiyan, which killed at least 3,681 people and left 1,186 missing, with many isolated communities yet to receive significant aid despite a massive international relief effort. (MNS photo)

COLOMBO (Mabuhay) – Prime Minister David Cameron announced Saturday that Britain was providing a further $48 million to help the relief effort after the devastating typhoon in the Philippines.

“Today I can announce that we are providing a further 30 million pounds ($48 million) to support the United Nations and Red Cross emergency appeal” to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, he told reporters.

“We are also deploying an RAF C-130 aircraft to help ensure that aid workers move between worst affected areas and get the aid to those who need it most,” Cameron added while attending a Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka. (MNS)

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