UK aid ship arrives in Philippines

Last updated at 06:56
HMS Illustrious

500 tonnes of aid from the United Kingdom has arrived in the Philippines to help people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

It was carried aboard the enormous aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious.

The ship had been looking for pirates off the coast of Somalia but was sent to the Philippines after the typhoon struck.

It is carrying emergency packs including packs of food, water, tools and plastic sheeting.

The crew will use helicopters to deliver aid to people who are stuck in isolated areas where aid has not yet arrived.