The UAE reportedly formed an emergency committee for aid to Kerala. Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, ruler of Sharjah city of the UAE, has donated Rs4 crore. Qatar announced $5 million (Rs35 crore) and Oman dispatched a flight with relief goods.  

Indian business persons in the UAE announced a donation of Rs12.5 crore ($1.8 million) for relief efforts. Kerala has strong roots in the Gulf and remittances from the region are a key income source for the state.

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