Qatar announces US$ 5 million aid to flood-hit Kerala

with input from Agencies
Sunday, August 19, 2018

His Highness the Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani issued a directive to allocate US $5mn in aid of those affected by the floods that recently hit the southern Indian state of Kerala, to help provide shelter to those who lost their homes as a result of the humanitarian crisis.

Qatar Charity, through its representative in India, has launched emergency relief for those affected by the huge floods with a total value of half a million riyals during the first stage.

This humanitarian gesture coincides with the launch of a fundraising campaign targeting more than QR4mn to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of 60,000 people through food, medical and shelter assistance.

Floods in Kerala have killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands of others besides causing major damage to homes and infrastructure.

Qatar Charity urged philanthropists in Qatar to help people affected in Kerala, by providing food, medicine, medical assistance, restoring and rebuilding homes and reaching out to the victims as soon as possible.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani also sent a cable of condolences to President of India Ram Nath Kovind on the victims of the floods which swept Kerala, wishing the injured a speedy recovery. Qatar Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani sent a cable of condolences to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018
I think foreign donation will exceed the help from central government. No votes for BJP so no help?

Sunday, August 19, 2018
Sir His Highness the amir of Qatar, for your assistance, God bless u and your country for ever.

Sunday, August 19, 2018
Masha Allah! This is real islam! Always ready to help humanity.. God bless you sir

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