CMAT Emergency Alert: Nepal Earthquake – Update #7

May 30, 2015 – Takukot, Nepal –  With special thanks for this contribution to Jill Allison, Logistician with Team 3!   “Long journey from Kathmandu to Takukot in Gorkha district. We drove for ten hours on roads that grew ever narrower, on steeper cliffs and higher up the mountainside. We passed through villages where nearly […]

CMAT Emergency Alert: Nepal Earthquake – Update #6

May 27, 2015 – Baluwa, Nepal Media Sources along with CMAT logistics resources have all reported that a river in northwestern Nepal has been blocked by a landslide, causing the formation of an artifical lake approximately 2 km long.  Villages downstream are being evacuated, in case the landslide gives way.  CMAT can confirm that Team […]

CMAT Emergency Alert: Nepal Earthquake – Update #5

May 20, 2015 – Canadian Medical Assistance Teams’ second team of medical volunteers recently arrived to begin their rotation in Baluwa, Nepal, relieving outgoing team 1 members returning to Canada. CMAT has been working in the earthquake-affected region for just over 3 weeks now. Monsoon season is rapidly arriving, and the team is seeing more […]

CMAT Emergency Alert – Earthquake in Nepal Update #4

May 12, 2015 – Baluwa, Nepal  –  CMAT Team 1 was sound asleep when another major quake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale shook them awake at 3:00 this morning. All team members are safe and accounted for, and there have not been any reports of injuries or deaths in the immediate vicinity. Virtually no […]

CMAT Emergency Alert – Earthquake in Nepal Update #3

Thursday May 7, 2015: CMAT Team 1 arrived in Nepal early late Sunday night, and got on the road in the early morning hours of Monday, heading for the town of Gorkha, approximately 7 to 8 hours drive northwest from Kathmandu.  Having established a solid working relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) – led […]

CMAT Team 1 departs for Nepal

  Saturday May 2, 2015: The CMAT Assessment team conducted an assessment of the devastated region of Gorkha early Saturday morning, and completed a survey of the city, as well as several rural villages in the environs. The devastation in the region was nearly total, as homes and businesses could not withstand the power of […]