After UAE, flood-hit Kerala gets helping hand from Maldives

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Aug 21, 2018, 10:36 PM(IST)

Kerala floods Photograph:( Reuters )

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The UAE has already offered a financial aid of Rs 700 crore to flood-ravaged Kerala.

The government of Maldives on Tuesday offered a financial aid worth $50,000 (Rs 35 lakh) to flood-ravaged Kerala. 

"At this time of national distress, the Government of Maldives conveys profound sympathies to the Government and the people of India, in particular to those directly affected by the tragedy, as well as commiserations to the members of the bereaved families," the official statement issued by the Government of Maldives read.

The UAE has already offered financial assistance of Rs 700 crore to flood-hit Kerala. However, it is now being reported that the central government has taken a considered decision to rely solely on domestic efforts.

"Many have come forward to help Kerala. Besides the aid from various states, other nations have also been extending assistance to the flood-hit region. UAE has put forward a relief package and the Gulf nations have been helping us on all fronts," Kerala CM Vijayan said on Tuesday.

As many as 373 people have lost their lives in the destructive deluge that affected the entire state this monsoon season.

Nearly 10 lakh people are estimated to have been displaced, taking shelter in over 5,000 relief camps across Kerala.

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