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Hour Of Need: Emirates Transporting Relief Aid To Kerala Flood Victims

Joining the UAE community in support of Kerala flood victims, luxury airline Emirates provided hundreds of tons worth of relief assistance.

Relief assistance worth 175 tons transported

How nice! Emirates SkyCargo did a generous move by transporting 175 tons of relief assistance to Kerala flood victims. The flight took place on June 21st from Dubai to Thiruvananthapuram, the nearest online station for Emirates to reach to affected victims. All the aid transported were donated by UAE businesses and charitable organizations, including lifesaving boats, blankets and dry food.

Death toll at 383

Since the flooding started on July 29th, 11 out of 14 districts in the southern Indian state have been devastated including houses, roads and airports. According to Global News, the death toll now stands at 383 and 223,139 victims are placed in over 1,500 relief camps. It’s been their worst flood in a century.

Donations by UAE unlikely to be accepted

Looks like UAE’s offer of INR 700 Crores(Dhs367 million) may not be accepted by Kerala because the Indian government took a decision to provide aid only through domestic efforts. Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan had to telephone conversation with Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi this week to discuss ways of helping flood victims and although the donations are unlikely to be accepted, Kerala’s Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan thanked UAE Rulers for their support.

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