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Kerala Floods: UAE forms committee for relief work, urges people to contribute generously

The UAE and the Indian community will unite to offer relief to those affected, said the ruler of Dubai.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 18, 2018 22:15 IST ]
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UAE extends help for Kerala flood victims 

Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has voiced his concern for flood-hit Kerala. The ruler of Dubai ordered the formation of an emergency committee to provide relief to the victims of devastating rains and floods in the state.

The Dubai ruler, through a series of tweets in English and Malayalam, said on Friday “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.”

Sheikh Al Maktoum, who is also the vice president of UAE, said the UAE and the Indian community will unite to offer relief to those affected.

"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," he tweeted.

“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 further tweeted.

Meanwhile, India's ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri, said he will chair a meet tomorrow with community organisations, activists and business leaders to coordinate relief support for Kerala from UAE.

Suri, through Twitter, urged support for the people of Kerala.

“Please contribute generously during this unprecedented crisis,” he tweeted.

At least 194 people have been killed so far with incessant rains hitting Kerala since August 8. 36 people have gone missing, while more than 3.14 lakh people have been moved to relief camps.

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