CMAT appeals for support for local residents displaced by the fire at 200 Wellesley St. East, Toronto

TORONTO: September 28, 2010 – An estimated 1700 people have been displaced since Friday night’s six-alarm fire at 200 Wellesley Street East, Toronto Community Housing building, and won’t have access to their homes for the remainder of the week. The building is a social housing structure operated by the Toronto Community Housing Corp., the largest […]

CMAT deploys second Primary Health Care team to provide medical relief in Pakistan flood zone.

September 24, 2010 – Canadian Medical Assistance Teams’ (CMAT) second Primary Health Care, which arrived in Karachi a few days ago, is now working in Pakistan’s flooded region of Sukkur, in interior Sindh province.  In collaboration with Pakistani Federal and Provincial authorities, and other NGO partners on the ground, the team identified an area in […]

Canadian government announces a 3-week extension to it’s matching program for flood-ravaged Pakistan.

September 12, 2010: The Conservative government announced Sunday it will continue to match Canadians’ donations to flood-ravaged Pakistan for another three weeks. House Leader John Baird told an Ottawa news conference the government will continue to match every dollar of private donations, extending its original six-week program that was to expire on Sunday. The government’s contribution goes […]

CMAT deploys first Primary Health Care team to provide medical relief in Pakistan flood zone.

September 10, 2010 – Canadian Medical Assistance Teams’ (CMAT) Assessment team, which arrived in Karachi a few days ago, confirmed yesterday the need for Primary Health Care teams to be deployed to Pakistan’s flooded regions. CMAT Team 1 left Toronto’s Pearson Airport late Friday afternoon, and will take with them nearly one half tonne of […]

CMAT Primary Health Care Teams to begin deployment to Pakistan on Friday.

September 9, 2010 – Earlier today, the CMAT assessment team confirmed that there is a need for CMAT to deploy primary care teams, and so CMAT Primary Health Care Team 1 will be deployed this Friday.

CMAT Assessment Team’s first day of assessment complete.

September 8, 2010 – The CMAT/IMAT Rapid Assessment Team departed Toronto on Sunday September 5th, and have spent the last 24 hours conducting a needs assessment in the Thatta region of Southern Sindh province. Martin Metz, Team Leader reports that there are many people who have left their homes and are sleeping in the open […]

Pakistan Floods – URGENT Call for more medical volunteers

September 7, 2010 – CMAT’s Rapid Assessment Team arrived in Karachi, Pakistan late last night, and connected with members from our American affiliate, IMAT early this morning. The five member team has begun its assesment of the southern part of Sindh Province, and are heading towards the town of Thatta. Thatta is a historic town […]

CMAT preparing to depart Sunday afternoon for Pakistan – Assessment team to evaluate medical assistance needs in devastated areas.

TORONTO, September 3, 2010 – Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (CMAT) is deploying its initial disaster assessment team to Pakistan, scheduled to leave Sunday afternoon from Toronto’s Pearson Airport. Over 20 million people in the flood-affected country have been displaced, and hundreds of thousands are now at risk of acquiring infectious diseases. CMAT’s team assessment will […]