New major 6.9 Richter Quake in Pakistan; CMAT Medical Team #6 recently arrived and all CMAT members reported safe

  December 12, 2005: CMAT has learned of a new major quake in Afghanistan and Northern Pakistan. Preliminary reports from CMAT field staff are that the quake was centered in a sparsely populated area in the Hindu-Kush Mountains with tremors felt from Rawalpindi and Islamabad, to Lahore. Muzzafferabad, epicenter of the devastating October 8 – […]

CMAT received a $25,000 donation from YM Inc. to help build a school in Pakistan.

Monday, December 5, 2005: CMAT is pleased to announce today that it has been given a $25,000 donation from YM Inc. to build a public school in a location to be determined. Further, a pledge was made to provide support to the school once it is built. This will help jumpstart the rebuilding phase of […]

CMAT to staff DART hospital as DART returns to Canada; UN/WHO requests CMAT mobile teams to remote areas; CMAT races to deploy 1,000 winterized tents and 5,000 thermal blankets to quake victims. CMAT Team 6 to deploy December 9th.

December 3, 2005: CMAT announced today that it has been asked to staff the mobile hospital the Canadian Forces Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) is leaving behind in Pakistan as they return to Canada. Captain Richard Perreault with the Canadian Forces Joint Headquarters in Kingston said nearly 10,000 patients were treated during their 40-day mission. […]

CMAT Team #5, (second funded by CIDA) to deploy to Pakistan on Friday, Nov. 25

November 23, 2005: CMAT announced today that it is sending its fifth Canadian Medical Assistance Team (CMAT) to Pakistan quake affected territories on Friday, November 25. Team 5 will be the second CIDA-funded team that CMAT is deploying after being awarded $190,000 CAD from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) this month.

Fourth CMAT Team, first funded by CIDA to deploy to Pakistan on November 11

Wednesday, November 9, 2005: CMAT announced today that it is sending its fourth Canadian Medical Assistance Team (CMAT) to Pakistan quake affected territories on Friday, November 11. Team #4 will be the first CIDA-funded team that CMAT is deploying after being awarded $190,000 CAD from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) last week. The funding […]

CMAT awarded CIDA funding for Medical Relief teams and Field Hospital in Pakistan Quake Crisis; Team #3 establishes wound care clinic in Muzzaffarabad

November 3, 2005 : CMAT is very pleased to announce today that it has been awarded over $190,000 in funding for two of its projects as part of the fund matching program through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in Hull , Quebec . The funds will be used to support medical teams of physicians […]

CMAT Medical Teams hard at work in Pakistan Quake areas; Team #3 to deploy on Oct. 27th

October 27, 2005: CMAT issued a report on Team #2’s activities today. Meanwhile, a third team consisting of eight members will be deployed to Islamabad on Friday, October 28, at 1700 hrs. Team Members David Deines and Dr. Ron Mcmillan who have been in the field since shortly after the Earthquake are due to arrive […]

Memorial Scholarship for Orphans established in memory of CMAT volunteer James Caddell

Mr. James Caddell 1973 – 2005 In collaboration with the wishes of James’s wife Tara Newell and his family, a special fund has been set up in memory of James love for underprivileged children and education. It is called the James Caddell Memorial Scholarship for Orphans. Funds collected for this purpose will be used to […]

James Caddell: 1973-2005

James Lawrence Caddell, selfless CMAT volunteer, died on October 16, 2005 in Tupiza, a small town in Bolivia. James was only 32 and died of pulmonary edema caused by altitude sickness. The memorial service will be held in Ottawa on November 5, 2005. He and his wife Tara Newell had been travelling in Bolivia as […]

James Caddell, Soldier and Adventurer (1973-2005)

Former Canadian Forces peacekeeper with a taste for adventure who did a tour of duty in Bosnia and performed tsunami-relief work in India was overcome by altitude sickness in Bolivia, writes Sandra Martin. Globe and Mail By Sandra Martin, Saturday,  October 22, 2005, Page S9 A year ago last September, James Caddell and his wife, Tara Newell, left their government […]