The Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Saturday came out in support for the state of Kerala, which has been hit by heavy rains and floods.
“The state of Kerala in India is currently witnessing huge floods, the most devastating in a century. Hundreds have been killed, hundreds of thousands have been displaced. Ahead of Eid Al Adha, do not forget to extend a helping hand to our brothers in India,” tweeted Sheikh Mohammed along with pictures of people being rescued in Kerala.
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 pic.twitter.com/ZGom5A6WRy
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) August 17, 2018
He went on to say, “UAE and the Indian community will unite to offer relief to those affected. We have formed a committee to start immediately. We urge everyone to contribute generously towards this initiative.”
Sheikh Mohammed said that they have the responsibility to help and support the affected people, especially during these holy days leading up to Eid Al Adha.
“The people of Kerala have always been and are still part of our success story in the UAE,” siad Sheikh Mohammed.
According to a report by Khaleej Times, President of UAE Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the formation of an emergency committee, headed by Sheikh Mohammed, to look into providing relief assistance to people affected by floods in Kerala.