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Never made any financial support offer for Kerala Floods: UAE

UAE PM Kerala Flood support

UAE’s Ambassador to India Ahmed Albannam clarified on Friday that his government has not made any financial assistance offer to India. The controversy started when Kerala’s CM announced that he UAE has agreed to offer a sum of Rs 700 crore for the flood trodden Kerala.  After this news, there was another controversy following center rejecting any foreign aid and depending on internal help to face the natural crisis.

UAE’s Ambassador further added that although his Government has agreed to setup a National Emergency Committee provide some help to the people of Kerala, but their Government never conveyed any official message to any Indian Government, be it State of Central regarding any financial offer. However he also added that:

“Our administration has not officially announced any financial aid for flood relief. We have not conveyed anything to India about any assistance”.

Many people took to social media after this statement from UAE and posted against Kerala’s current CM Pinarayi Vijayan. UAE’s PM HH Sheikh Mohammed is actively posting photos from Kerala floods on his twitter account. He also posted that:

“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”.

Kerala is facing the worst natural disaster of the decade which has lead to the death of around 400 people. Relief work is going on in full capacity with government taking help of Army, Navy and Air force. People from other parts of the country are also donating money for the relief work. Many celebrities has also come forward with help and requested others to also follow suit during this humanitarian crisis.

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