Kerala floods: After UAE, Qatar grants $5 million as relief assistance

DOHA: After the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar has now announced an financial assistance of $5 million (a sum of Rs 35 crore) for those affected by the floods in Kerala.

Qatar Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani on Sunday took to Twitter and announced that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has allocated 5 million dollars in aid to flood-battered Kerala.

“Under HH the Amir @TamimBinHamad directives, $5 million has been allocated to the flood victims of Kerala. We extend our sincere condolences to the victims’ families & to the Indian people, many who have contributed to Qatar’s development & wishing the injured a speedy recovery,” Thani said.

Earlier on Saturday, the United Aram Emirates (UAE) PM and ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum had ordered the formation a committee to provide relief to the people affected by flash floods in Kerala.

In a series of tweets in English as well as in Malayalam and Arabic, he said, “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.”

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