Maldives to donate half a million dollars to India

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom meeting the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inside a previous visit to India.

The Government of Maldives has decided to make a donation of USD 50,000 as a token contribution in solidarity with the people of India, for the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the flood-hit state of Kerala. 

Maldives conveyed profound sympathies to the Government and the people of India, in particular to those directly affected by the tragedy, as well as commiserations to the members of the bereaved families. 

Nearly 200 lives have been lost and over 600,000 victims have been displaced due to torrential rain and flash floods in Kerala since August 8.

The Indian meteorological service say that torrential rain is expected in the state up to Sunday.