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

The UAE has formed an emergency committee to organise relief assistance

Image courtesy: CMO Kerala on Twitter

The UAE has announced the formation of an emergency committee to help the people in the Indian state of Kerala, which is witnessing its worst flooding in a century.

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced the formation of an emergency committee to organise relief assistance, official news agency WAM reported.

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.

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.

The UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum sent messages of support via messages on Twitter in English and also in Malayalam.

The Indian Prime Minister took to Twitter to thank the UAE leader.

The Kerala chief minister also expressed gratitude to Sheikh Mohammed for the support, calling him a “true friend of Kerala”.