Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of International Development following earthquake in Haiti


August 14, 2021 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today issued the following statement:

“It is with great sadness that we learned of the devastating earthquake in Haiti this morning. Canada sends its condolences to families and friends in mourning and hopes for a speedy recovery for the injured. To date, we have no reports of Canadian casualties. 

“The Government of Canada expresses its solidarity with the people of Haiti who continue to endure the devastation caused by natural disasters. We stand ready to work with Haitians and our international partners to assess the needs and we will provide assistance to the people of Haiti based on those needs.

“As a long-standing partner in Haiti’s development, we have faith in the strength and resilience of the Haitian people and will continue to work together for a better future.

“Canadians requiring emergency consular assistance should contact Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa by collect phone call at +1 613 996 8885 or by email at


Syrine Khoury
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Guillaume Dumas
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of International Development

Media Relations Office
Global Affairs Canada
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