Medical and consumer supplies will be flown to the Philippines by a government plane from Thailand to assist survivors of super typhoon Haiyan.

The army will dispatch medical teams, supplies and relief packages to the typhoon-hit country via a C130 plane. The government has also been raising donations through a television appeal to gather assistance for the fellow ASEAN country.

Army chief General Prayuth Chan-Ocha has handed over financial aid worth nearly 1 million THB to the Philippine military attaché in Bangkok .

US and British warships have been deployed to the typhoon-ravaged nation where over 2,500 people are feared dead and countless survivors are waiting for aid. The UN estimated that nearly 10 million people, or 10 percent of the Philippines ' population, have been affected, while 660,000 have lost their homes.-VNA