Bahrain: King Pledges Aid To Flood-Hit Victims In India

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has sent a cable of condolences and sympathies over the deaths caused by the floods and landslides in the south Indian state of Kerala.

A lifeline was extended to the distressed people in the state of Kerala, which has been hit by the worst floods in a century leaving around 400 people dead and forcing 223,000 into relief camps.

The provision of support and assistance to India has been set up to help the needy in their plight and alleviate the suffering caused by heavy rains and floods that extensively damaged infrastructure and homes in Kerala.

The King has ordered Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, HM the King’s Personal Representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) that the RCO be in charge of preparing and sending relief materials and providing assistance to affected Indians, reported BNA.

The King urged officials to fast-track the provision of aid to the needy.

Indian Ambassador to Bahrain Alok Kumar Sinha expressed gratitude for the King’s noble initiative and appreciation of the government’s gestures and paid tribute to the humanitarian role of Shaikh Nasser, reported BNA.

He said that Bahrain has always been among the first countries to offer relief and assistance to affected peoples and countries, it added.

 

Source Credit: Trade Arabia

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