MEA establishes emergency control room for Haiti crisis evacuation

Haiti has plunged into chaos as criminal gangs, well-armed and organized, have taken over the capital city, Port-au-Prince, leading to a collapse of social order. The ongoing gang uprising has resulted in widespread violence and instability, prompting concerns about the safety of residents and foreign nationals in the country.

| Updated: 16 March, 2024 12:09 pm IST
MEA on Haiti crisis evacuation

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of India has taken proactive steps amidst the escalating crisis in Haiti, setting up a 24-hour control room and emergency helpline to assist Indian nationals affected by the turmoil in the Caribbean nation. In response to the deteriorating law and order situation in Haiti, where criminal street gangs have seized control, MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal assured that the Indian embassy is closely monitoring the situation and remains in contact with the Indian community in the region. “The Embassy is in touch with the Indian community. They are monitoring the situation. As you know there is a crisis in Haiti, and if required, we will evacuate… We are ready to evacuate,” Jaiswal stated.

Haiti has plunged into chaos as criminal gangs, well-armed and organized, have taken over the capital city, Port-au-Prince, leading to a collapse of social order. The ongoing gang uprising has resulted in widespread violence and instability, prompting concerns about the safety of residents and foreign nationals in the country.

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Amidst the crisis, India has established a 24-hour control room at the Ministry of External Affairs to closely monitor the situation and provide necessary assistance to Indian nationals. Additionally, an emergency helpline has been set up at the Embassy of India in the Dominican Republic, which is concurrently accredited to Haiti.

With the situation in Haiti rapidly evolving, the MEA has shared contact details for the control room and emergency helpline, ensuring that Indian nationals have access to assistance and support during this challenging time. The contact details of the Control Room are as follows:

1800118797 (Toll free)+91-11-23012113+91-11-23014104+91-11-23017905+91-9968291988 (Whatsapp) [email protected] .

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In addition, the Embassy of India in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, which is concurrently accredited to the Republic of Haiti, has set up a 24-hour emergency helpline, which can be accessed as per the following contact details:

+1 (849) 398-9889+1 (809) 870-3923+1 (849) 507-7612Landline: +1 8298934233, Extn: 203Landline: +1 8298934233, Extn: 213 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

In light of the escalating violence and political turmoil in Haiti, India stands ready to evacuate its citizens from the region if the need arises, reaffirming its commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of its nationals abroad.

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