UAE extends support to flood hit kerala

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United Arab Emirates (UAE) has formed a committee on Saturday to provide relief assistance to the people affected by landslides and flash floods in Kerala.

According to the sources, the committee will be chaired by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) and will include the UAE’s humanitarian organizations representatives.

Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum took to Twitter, where he urged everyone to contribute generously towards this initiative.

“The state of Kerala in India is currently witnessing huge floods, the most devastating in a century. Hundreds have been killed, hundreds of thousands have been displaced. Ahead of Eid Al Adha, do not forget to extend a helping hand to our brothers in India.”

He wrote “The people of Kerala have always been and are still part of our success story in the UAE. We have a special responsibility to help and support those affected, especially during this holy and blessed days” tweeted by him.

He further added, “UAE and the Indian community will unite to offer relief to those affected. We have formed a committee to start immediately. We urge everyone to contribute generously towards this initiative.”

Kerala is witnessing torrential rains since past many days, it had forced the government to open 80 dams to remove excess water, 324 people had lost their lives and more than two lakh people were shifted to relief camps.