Past Major Disasters and Crises Abroad

Canadian Responses

Past events

  • Canadians depart Libya [February/March 2011]
    In February and March 2011, 348 Canadians were evacuated from Libya with the assistance of our missions in the region.

  • Canadians depart Egypt [January/February 2011]
    In January and February 2011, over 1,400 Canadians were evacuated from Cairo and Alexandria with the assistance of our missions in Cairo.

  • Canadians depart Gaza [January 2009] 
    In January 2009, 79 Canadians were evacuated from Gaza with the assistance of our missions in Tel Aviv, Ramallah, Amman and Cairo.

  • Mumbai terrorist attacks [November 2008]
    In November 2008, the Government of Canada worked closely with Indian authorities to find and assist any Canadians and their families who were affected by the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India.

See also:

Frequently Asked Questions - Preparing for the Unexpected: How the Government of Canada Responds to Natural Disasters Abroad.