Responding to a call by the UAE’s leaders, Emirates Sky Cargo landed in Thiruvananthapuram this Friday with over 175 tonnes of relief goods to Kerala.This is the biggest international relief effort that began after the floods became intense over the last one week.
“Kerala, India is reeling from the worst floods in hundred years. The UAE supports Kerala in its time of need. We join the UAE community – the leadership, government entities, humanitarian organisations, residents and businesses in their support of Kerala,” wrote the Emirates Airlines in a social media message.
These foods had been collected from the government and civil society of the country. Hours before, India declared its preference for domestic resources to deal with the crisis after a reported offer of Rs 700 crore aid from the UAE government to Kerala.
The 13 aircraft is filled with critical goods such as inflatable boats, dry fruits, food items, blankets and it will be handed over to the local officials and organisations.
UAE has emerged as a major aid giver in recent years and has been noted for sending out relief goods to disaster-struck areas of Asia and Africa.
Emirates Sky Cargo landed in Kerala with 175 tonnes of relief goods