Emirates SkyCargo to fly relief cargo to flood hit Indian province Kerala
August 24, 2018: Emirates SkyCargo will carry relief cargo of over 175 tonnes to Indian state Kerala that was ravaged by a devastating flood recently.
The air cargo operator will fly over a dozen flights to transport the relief goods, which have been donated by various UAE-based businesses and organisations to Thiruvananthapuram. It is the nearest online Emirates station to the areas, most affected by the flood.
The goods, sent by the UAE community in their support of the people of Kerala, include lifesaving boats, blankets and dry food items, which will be handed over to the local flood relief and aid organisations for distribution.
The worst floods to hit the province in the last two decades are feared to have incurred losses to the tune of Rs 20 billion.
With rains now easing and water receding in some areas, people have started returning to their homes. Over 350 people have lost their lives so far and over one million people, including 212,000 women and 100,000 children under 12, have seen sheltered in 3,200 relief camps reportedly.