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Two UAE-based Indian businessmen contribute Dhs10m for Kerala flood victims

Two UAE-based Indian businessmen contribute Dhs10m for Kerala flood victims

The UAE announced the formation of an emergency committee to organise relief assistance for Kerala on Friday

UAE-based Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has managed to raise Dhs10m from two UAE-based Indian businessmen for the Kerala flood victims, official news agency WAM reported.

The amount was received soon after the foundation launched its relief campaign in response to the UAE’s plan to form a national emergency committee to provide assistance to the flood-hit Indian state.

An amount of Dh5m each was contributed by Indian businessmen Yusuff Ali M.A., owner of the LuLu group and Dr. B.R. Shetty, CEO and executive vice chairman of NMC Health.

Mohammed Haji Al Khouri, director-general of the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Humanitarian Foundation lauded the “generous support” provided by the UAE-based Indian businessmen.

“The rapid response reflects their sincere belief and trust in the significance of the UAE humanitarian role and efforts,” WAM quoted him as saying.

“The foundation is continuing its relief campaigns to stand by the victims,” he added, urging others to assist as well.

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced the formation of an emergency committee to organise relief assistance for Kerala on Friday night.

It will be chaired by the Emirates Red Crescent and include representatives from the UAE’s humanitarian organisations.

The committee will also seek the help of the Indians in the Emirates.

Also read: UAE leaders offer support to flood-hit Indian state of Kerala

Kerala is witnessing its worst flooding in a century.

The death toll from the rains and flooding has reached 357, while over 3,14,300 people are now homeless and are being accommodated in over 2,000 relief camps.

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