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Emergency Information For Canadians Abroad

Statement from Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs in respect to Hurricane Irma:

“The Government of Canada continues to closely follow the tragic situation that is unfolding. Our thoughts are with all those affected, both Canadians abroad and their families at home. Please be assured that during this difficult time the Government of Canada is making every possible effort to assist Canadian citizens affected by Hurricane Irma and those who may be affected by Hurricane José.

Global Affairs Canada is actively reaching out to Canadians‎ through updates to the Travel Advisories page on www.travel.gc.ca, through messages via email and text, and through social media. Global Affairs is also keeping relatives of affected Canadians informed, to the greatest extent possible, through the

Emergency Watch and Response Centre (EWRC) in Ottawa.
All options are being considered by the Government of Canada to assist Canadians in leaving the region. Canada’s diplomatic missions continue to liaise with local authorities, airlines and tour operators to determine how to further help affected Canadians.

The Government of Canada is also working with international partners and likeminded countries, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, France and the Netherlands to exchange information and coordinate our efforts.

If any of your constituents require emergency consular assistance, please let them know to contact the nearest Canadian government office or Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 EWRC in Ottawa, collect at +1-613-996-88885 or by email at sos@international.gc.ca.”