A painting exhibition on super typhoon Haiyan, one of the most devastating natural disasters in the history of Southeast Asia and the world, opened in Hanoi on April 11, to commemorate the victims.

Twenty-four paintings and three installation pieces by artists from the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam are on show at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, manifesting the deep concerns of the multinational artists, who are members of Asia Art Link, for the unfortunate.

The week-long event is taking place at the same time with the Haiyan International Fundraising Art Exhibition in the Philippines.

Established in 2005 by Vietnamese painter Trinh Tuan and his Malaysian peer Ng Bee, the Asia Art Link has drawn many artists in Asia, including the ASEAN countries, China, the Republic of Korea, and Mongolia, as well as some from Europe and Latin America.

It has organised various humanitarian activities to support the Haiyan victims, with this exhibition as illustration.

Super typhoon Haiyan swept through on the Philippines’ Samar Island, 600 km southeast of the capital Manila on November 8, 2013, leaving 5,235 people dead, 23,000 injured and 1,613 missing, according to the Philippines’ statistics.-VNA