Canada calls for calm in Haiti
The Canadian government warned several airlines have cancelled flights to and from Port-au-Prince international airport. Along with the non-essential travel advisory issued Saturday, the government recommended that any Canadians currently in Haiti should shelter in a safe place.
“Further demonstrations may occur in the next few days. There could be disruptions to telecommunications. Be careful and limit your movements.”
Foreign affairs minister Chrystia Freeland issued a statement on Sunday, expressing concern with the ongoing violence and civil unrest in Haiti.
“We call for calm and respect for the rule of law by all, to ensure the safety and well-being of those affected by the violence,” said Freeland.
“Canadians stand with the people of Haiti during this difficult time and we offer our deepest condolences to the victims of the violence.”
At any time, Canadians requiring emergency consular assistance can contact the nearest Government of Canada office or Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Center in Ottawa by calling +1 613 996 8885 collect or by sending email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.”