The Hindu Business Line
Tragedy in Kerala has ripple effects globally
In Kerala, hundreds of thousands of residents have been bracing themselves for the worst. The south Indian state has experienced heavy rainfall and flooding for the past week, claiming 95 lives and displacing another 100,000 people. Landslides, power cuts and water shortages add to the misery of those stranded amid high waters, many of whom now rely on food and aid that is being airlifted in by the military. When misfortune hits Kerala, the effects of the catastrophe ripple beyond India’s borders, causing heartache and grief to the country’s considerable diaspora, chief among them the 3.3 million Indian residents of the UAE, most of whom hail from Kerala.