I think I do not need to explain what’s happening in Kerala these days. The situation is the worst, flights were getting canceled, the army and navy are employed.  As per the report in The Indian Express, more than 200 people have died in Kerala floods since August 8, 2018, and more than 7 lakh people have been shifted to around 5600 relief camps. There is a huge loss of property and life. We, together as a nation are doing our best to help the people of Kerala.

And that’s where the essence of Indian culture lies, togetherness. Whether it is the India based UAE businessmen or the people to Karnataka who decided not to celebrate bakrieid but to donate the money instead, the entire nation is coming together to help.

Here are some of the pictures describing the situation in Kerala:

Kerala Floods (Credits: Arabian Business)
Credits: New Indian Express
Kerala Floods (Credits: NDTV)
Rescue during Kerala Floods (Credits: The Week)

The issue of the Kerela floods is all over the social media as well. From politicians to Bollywood celebrities, everyone is tweeting and asking people to help. Here are some of the tweets:


Kerala has also received a huge number of donations from, not just from the government but from various other entities too. Have a look:

ENTITIES

AMOUNT DONATED
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT 600 CRORES
DELHI GOVERNMENT 10 CRORES
CONGRESS MLAS AND MPS ONE MONTH SALARY
BIHAR GOVERNMENT 10 CRORE
ORISSA GOVERNMENT 10 CRORE
GOVERNMENTS OF TAMIL NADU. ANDHRA PRADESH, GUJARAT, PUNJAB, MADHYA PRADESH, KARNATAKA AND WEST BENGAL 10 CRORES EACH
JAMMU KASHMIR CHIEF MINISTER AND TAMIL NADU IAS OFFICERS ONE MONTH SALARY
ISLAMIC CENTRE OF INDIA 10% OF EID BUDGET
TAMIL NADU DMK PARTY 1 CRORE
UAE BASED INDIAN ORIGIN BUSINESSMEN 125 MILLION
ATTORNEY GENERAL K VENUGOPAL 1 CRORE
STATE BANK OF INDIA 2 CRORES
QATAR GOVERNMENT 35 CRORES

 

 

 

These are only the major monetary help that Kerala received so far. Apart from these, people from all around the country are also making little steps to help. Here’s how you can help as well:

Credits: CMO website

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(Contributions to this article by Haripriya, Shrinkhla, and Anil)

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