The Vietnamese Embassy in Laos has launched a fund-raising campaign for storm and flood victims in the central region of Vietnam.

The campaign, in response to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee’s appeal, aims to help ease difficulties for those affected by the two consecutive tropical storms, Wutip and Nari.

During the launching ceremony, Vietnamese organisations, businesses and individuals in Laos donated 12,590 USD for the victims.

Meanwhile, the Singapore Red Cross has announced it will provide 30,000 SGD worth of relief items for storm and flood victims in Vietnam.

Initial statistics show that Storm Wutip, which hit Vietnam’s central region on September 30, killed 14 people and injured 225 others, and caused damage totalling 11 trillion VND (517 million USD).

Nari, the most recent storm, left a trail of destruction amounting to an estimated 1.5 trillion VND (71 million USD) in central coastal provinces. It killed five people and injured 49.-VNA