Typhoon Haiyan: New Storm On Way



Rescuers are struggling to get desperately needed aid to areas of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan – as a new storm approaches.

Aid workers are being held back by blocked roads and damaged airports as they try to deliver tents, food and medicines to the worst-affected areas.

Troops have been sent to the city of Tacloban to restore law and order after reports of looting, with Filipino President Benigno Aquino declaring a state of calamity and considering whether martial law is necessary.

Looters break open gates in a desperate bid to get supplies of food

Looters have reportedly broken into supermarkets, while a Red Cross aid convoy was raided. Consumer goods such as televisions and washing machines have also been stolen.

With at least 10,000 people thought to have been killed by the typhoon and two million affected, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced the UK would contribute £10m to aid efforts.

Britain will also deploy Royal Navy warship HMS Daring to provide humanitarian assistance and RAF military transport aircraft to take equipment and supplies.

Death Toll Rises  Following Impact Of Super Typhoon Haiyan

A woman mourns next to her husband's body and other corpses

A woman mourns next to the body of her husband and others

Water has been cut off in many areas, making the relief effort more difficult.

Threatening to further hamper relief efforts is a new storm approaching the southern and central Philippines.

Government weather forecasters said the tropical depression could bring fresh floods to typhoon-affected areas.

The depression is expected to hit land on the southern island of Mindanao late Tuesday and then move across the central islands of Bohol, Cebu, Negros and Panay, which all suffered typhoon damage, forecaster Connie Dadivas said.

Children hold signs asking for help and food along the highway, after Typhoon Haiyan hit Tabogon town

Children plead for help in typhoon-hit town Tabogon

In Tacloban, corpses hung from trees and were scattered in the streets. As others remained buried in flattened buildings, survivors were left pleading for food, water and medicine.

One UN official said he was told there had been a three-metre (10ft) water surge through the city.

A further 300 are confirmed dead and 2,000 missing on the neighbouring island of Samar.

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