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Canada expands its assisted departure operations from Haiti

  • April 2, 2024
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Last week, Canada launched operations to evacuate its vulnerable citizens from Haiti to the Dominican Republic. These operations were carried out on a small scale as specified by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Mélanie Joly. Monday 1is April, Canada, announced that as of Wednesday this week, security and weather conditions permitting, the North American country will expand its assisted departure operations from Port-au-Prince to Canada to include female citizens and Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and their eligible immediate family members who wish to leave Haiti.

According to a press release from Global Affairs Canada, these assisted departure operations will allow Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their eligible family members to leave Port-au-Prince to reach a secondary safe location, then head to Montreal via a chartered plane.

As for eligible people, Global Affairs Canada has specified that this is the spouse or common-law partner of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, as well as dependent children. within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).

The Canadian body indicates that, in accordance with previous assisted departures, chartered flights to Canada will be at the traveler’s expense, at a price corresponding to the average cost of similar commercial flights.

However, financial assistance, in the form of private fund transfers and emergency loans, is available to those who need it, informed Global Affairs Canada in its press release dated Monday 1is avril 2024.

Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and their eligible immediate family members who wish to leave Haiti must: submit an application for title of trip as soon as possible, if they do not have valid documents; register with the Registration service for Canadians abroad from the Government of Canada, to receive important information on available assistance; contact GAC’s Emergency Monitoring and Response Center, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: by phone au +1 613-996-8885 (collect calls are accepted if this service is offered), by message text au : +1 613-686-3658, by WhatsApp to: +1 613-909-8881, par Telegram at the address : Emergency Canada Abroad, par Signal au : +1-613-909-8087, by email to the address: [email protected].

Note that, according to figures made public by Canada, in recent weeks, approximately 500 Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and members of their immediate families have contacted Global Affairs Canada (GAC) to express their interest. to get help to leave Haiti.

The figures show nearly 3,110 Canadians in Haiti who were registered with GAC’s Registration of Canadians Abroad Service. Until yesterday Monday 1is avril.

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Allwitch Joly