Canada To Bring Back 113 Citizens From Haiti Amid Unrest In Caribbean Nation – Official


Canada will bring from Haiti 113 nationals, who were unable to return to their homeland as protests gripped the Caribbean nation, Francois Legault, the prime minister of Canada’s eastern province of Quebec, said
MOSCOW (WebPaki News / Sputnik – 16th February, 2019) Canada will bring from Haiti 113 nationals, who were unable to return to their homeland as protests gripped the Caribbean nation, Francois Legault, the prime minister of Canada’s eastern province of Quebec, said.

Earlier this week, several groups of Canadians were unable to make their way to the Port-au-Prince international airport as roads in and out of the city were blocked by anti-government protesters.

“Air Transat [airline] has just confirmed to me that the 113 passengers will be brought back from Haiti by a flight tomorrow,” Legault wrote on Twitter on Friday.

Since Wednesday, the Canadian embassy in Haiti has been closed. Moreover, Ottawa advised Canadian citizens against traveling to Haiti due to violent protests there. The US State Department issued the same recommendation, adding it had recalled its “non-emergency” staff and family members amid the unrest.

Haiti has been hit by a fresh wave of violent protests for over a week with at least 7 demonstrators killed. Protesters are calling on President Jovenel Moise to step down over allegations of misuse of billions of Dollars in funds intended for social development programs amid extreme poverty in the country.