An Alberta-based spiritual missionary group mentioned it’s fleeing Haiti as violence continued to unfold throughout the Caribbean republic Friday.
Haiti ARISE, primarily based in Airdrie, Alta., mentioned Friday it has employed three helicopters to get its group of 24 individuals to the airport.
“Attending to the airport by helicopter is the one solution to get there at this level,” mentioned spokesperson Tammy Love. “A lot of the different organizations are utilizing helicopters to get individuals out.”
Love mentioned the plan is to get 24 individuals out of Haiti throughout the subsequent day or two.
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International Affairs raised its journey warning for Haiti Friday morning, telling all Canadians to keep away from all journey resulting from civil unrest within the nation.
Violent protests have been happening in Port-au-Prince since Feb. 7.
Canada’s embassy in Haiti additionally closed Wednesday.
Protests demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise have claimed a number of lives over the previous week.
Many Haitians are offended about skyrocketing inflation and the federal government’s failure to prosecute embezzlement from a multi-billion-dollar Venezuelan program that despatched discounted oil to the nation.
Love mentioned they’ve to depart behind about 100 Haitian employees members. The founding father of the group, Marc Honorat, has opted to remain within the nation.
“It’s a dire state of affairs throughout,” she mentioned.
With information from International Information’ Kate Dangerfield and the Related Press
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