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UAE extends support to Kerala flood victims, formed committee for relief initiatives

After Kerala faces the worst flood in 100 years, not only the entire nation, PM’s 500 crore relief fund but United Arab Emirates also has forwarded a step ahead in supporting the state in this tough time that took the lives of more than 300 people.

United Arab Emirates has the largest number of Indian migrants with the count of 3.31 million, where most of them belong to Kerala.

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

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan tweeted multiple times about the initiative and urged everyone to contribute generously.

His first tweet reads, “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”

“UAE and the Indian community will unite to offer relief to those affected. We have formed a committee to start immediately.”

“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.”

To be chaired by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), the national emergency committee will include representatives from the UAE’s humanitarian organisations, as reported by IANS.

Sheikh Khalifa, UAEs Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, expressed their condolences to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on loss of life and damage in the Kerala floods. All of them wished a speedy recovery for the injured during the disaster.