VNA leaders donate to support flood victims (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Various organisations are helping victims of recent flooding in the central region.

Vietnam News Agency (VNA) held a ceremony on October 19 to launch a fundraising drive for people affected by floods in the central region.

VNA Deputy Director General Nguyen Hoai Duong called on all VNA staff to donate at least one-day’s salary to support the victims.

The National Assembly Office and the Ministry of Education and Training also launched separate campaigns for the same purpose.

The same day, the Ministry of National Defence raised a total of three billion VND (135,000 USD) to support the victims.

Prolonged rains and floods in recent days have hit the northern central region hard.

Heavy rains and floods in the central region, including the provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue, have claimed 25 lives and injured 18 others. Four others have been reported missing, according to reports from the National Steering Committee for Storm and Flood Prevention and Control.-VNA