As a preliminary measure, 40 metric tons of fortified biscuits are due to be flown in from Dubai in the coming days. High Energy Biscuits are often provided in the early days of a crisis as they are light to transport and do not need cooking.
Humanitarian agencies need $301 million to fund the response. So far, that is 19% funded
In Vietnam 600,000 people are being evacuated and there have been six deaths. Haiyan was downgraded to a category 1 storm with winds of 85 mph when it hit near Ha Long Bay.