40 tonnes of aid leaves Dublin bound for the Philippines
ALMOST 40 tonnes of humanitarian aid from Ireland is on its way to the Philippines this morning on bound an Aer Lingus flight.
The aid agency GOAL sent the medical equiptment, food and shelter material for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.
Nine tonnes of water were also included on the flight.
The flight left Dublin this morning at 8.10am and will land this evening.
The aid agency has already reached almost 17,000 people across Leyte and Panay - two of the worst-hit islands.
They are planning more distributions in Tacloban city in the coming days.