The Hindu Business Line

Tragedy in Ker­ala has ripple ef­fects glob­ally

- Disasters · Kerala · India · United Arab Emirates

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.

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