After UAE, now Qatar extends helping hand to Kerala flood victims with Rs 35 crore financial aid


A day after UAE announced the formation of committee to help Kerala flood victims, another Gulf country has come forward with a huge financial help. Qatar’s Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has announced a financial aid worth $5m (Rs 35 crore) towards the relief of flood victims in God’s own country.

According to media reports, more than 325 people have already died in the raging floods, being described as the worst for over a century.

The financial help announced by Qatar will be used towards helping in building houses for those, whose houses have been washed away in the floods. A report by Peninsula Qatar website said that Al Thani also sent a cable of condolences to President Ram Nath Kovind for the victims of the nature’s fury.

Meanwhile, Qatar Charity, through its representative in India, has also launched emergency relief for those affected by the nature’s fury. The charity has already pumped in half a million riyals for the first stage of its relief operation

This humanitarian interface coincides with the launch of a fund raising campaign targeting more than QR4m to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of 60,000 people through food, medical and shelter assistance.

The latest help by Qatar has come a day after UAE said that it had decided to form a committee to help the flood victims of Kerala. In his emotional post, UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed had 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.”