Earthquake in Haiti

The National brings you ongoing coverage of the earthquake in Haiti, from home and abroad.

Canadians needing assistance (government assistance numbers)

If you are a Canadian in Haiti in need of assistance, you are encouraged to visit the Canadian Embassy in Port-au-Prince on Delmas Road. You can also reach the embassy in Port-au-Prince by calling 613-996-8885.

For consular assistance, contact the Emergency Operation Centre or call 613-988-8885. You are encouraged to call collect. The Operations Centre of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Friend and family of Canadian citizens believed to be in the affected areas should contact Foreign Affairs Emergency Operation Centre in Ottawa at 1-800-387-3124, 613-943-1055 or email

How you can help those in Haiti

You can read the complete story of how you can help here.

The Canadian Red Cross: donate online, at any Red Cross office or by calling 1-800-418-1111.

Medecins sans frontieres (Doctors Without Borders): donate online or by calling 1-800-982-7903.

Unicef Canada: donate online or by calling 1-800-567-4483.

Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative: text the word "CAHAITI" to 20222 (In Canada only) to donate $5.

World Vision Canada: donate online.

The Humanitarian Coalition (joint effort of Save the Children Canada, CARE, Oxfam Canada and Oxfam Quebec): donate online.

Save the Children: donate online.

The Salvation Army: donate online.

Combined Jewish Appeal: donate online or by calling 514-345-2600  or 416-635-2883.

Plan International: donate online.

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