International Affairs Canada just isn’t conscious of any Canadians which were affected by a tsunami that struck Indonesia Saturday night time and has killed over 200 folks.
“Canada is deeply saddened by the tragedy brought on by the Sunda Strait tsunami in Indonesia,” International Affairs spokesperson Brendan Sutton mentioned. “We aren’t conscious of any Canadians who’ve been affected.
“Consular officers are in touch with native authorities and stand prepared to offer consular help to Canadian residents if wanted.”
The Minister of Worldwide Improvement’s workplace additionally mentioned that Indonesia has not requested for help, which is required earlier than Canada can chip in.
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“[Canada] can’t provide help till there [is] a world name by the host authorities,” mentioned Louis Belanger, a spokesperson for Worldwide Improvement Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau. “Right now, the Authorities of Indonesia has not requested worldwide humanitarian help.
“Our mission and humanitarian companions on the bottom are assessing and monitoring carefully the state of affairs,” he mentioned.
At the very least 222 persons are lifeless from the tsunami that struck Indonesia’s Sunda Strait Saturday night time, whereas greater than 800 have been reported injured, Indonesia’s Catastrophe Administration Company mentioned.
Scientists say that the tsunami may have been brought on by undersea landslides triggered by an eruption from the close by Anak Krakatau volcano, and was aided by the total moon.
The demise toll might rise as some affected areas haven’t been reached but.
Journey Canada has up to date its web site with info on the tsunami, saying to “observe the directions of native authorities and monitor native information for info.” It has not issued a selected journey warning associated to the tsunami but.
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International Affairs recommends to name the Embassy of Canada in Jakarta at +62 21 2550 7800, the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa at +1-613-996-8885 or e mail [email protected] if emergency consular help is required.
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