Current world crisis news from CMAT

OCHA releases Flash Update on Philippines earthquake – over 100 people confirmed dead.

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the central Philippines island of Bohol early Tuesday morning, a little after 8am local time. The effects of the quake was felt in Cebu city which is about 37 miles (60 kilometers) north of the epicenter. The Philippines Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) have confirmed four people killed in Bohol […]

CMAT is monitoring after 7.2 Earthquake hits Bohol, Philippines.

A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the central Philippines on Tuesday, leaving at least 99 people dead and 276 more injured, and rattling many who were celebrating a religious holiday. The quake, which struck early in the morning, crumbled a number of buildings and sent panicked people streaming into the streets, witnesses said. The bulk of the casualties — […]

CMAT announces partnership with Giving Tuesday Canada!

Canadian Medical Assistance Teams is proud to announce it is an official 2013 partner in Giving Tuesday Canada! Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday  …now #GivingTuesdayCa is coming to Canada on December 3, 2013. It is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of […]

CMAT monitoring progress of Cyclone Phallin, off the coast of India.

  A fierce cyclone tore into India’s east coast on Saturday night, killing at least five people and forcing about half a million into overcrowded shelters as the storm threatened to cut a swathe of devastation through farmland and fishing hamlets. Cyclone Phailin, which made landfall early Saturday night near the town of Golpalpur in […]

CMAT launches new website!!!

The Board of Directors of CMAT – Canadian Medical Assistance Teams is thrilled to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website!!! Special thanks to all those who spent countless hours in its development and implementation!! There are still a few areas under construction, but we are excited to share this exciting new chapter!!!

CMAT welcomes two new directors to the Board!

Election Results                         In October, the board of directors called a general election for all positions on CMAT’s board. The votes have been counted, and we wish to welcome Kate Auger and Rashad Chin as the newest members of CMAT’s board of directors.

Voting for the CMAT Board of Directors (BOD) is now open!

Tuesday October 2, 2012 – As indicated in previous emails to voting members, one of the key functions of the AGM is to hold elections for the positions on the Board. Nominations were accepted and processed, and the following individuals were acclaimed as board members:

Iran: Twin earthquakes strike northwestern Iran.

Saturday, August 11, 2012 – At 16:53 local time on Saturday 11 August 2012, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale and at a depth of 9.9 km hit the Eastern Azerbaijan province of Iran. A second earthquake measuring 6.3 struck 11 minutes later at a similar depth north-east of the city of […]

Turkey: CMAT stands down deployment after Turkish PM announces no need for international assistance.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 – In the immediate aftermath of Sunday’s earthquake, the Turkish government and local NGOs swiftly took action, and dispatched aid material and domestic personnel to the affected region. The country has substantial experience of delivering relief after quakes and has declined international aid. Officials now say they are in urgent need of […]

Turkey: Eastern city of Van hit by 7.2 magnitude quake

Courtesy BBC News. Sunday, October 23, 2011 – A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has hit eastern Turkey, causing deaths and injuries as buildings collapsed. The quake hit just north-east of the city of Van, where Anatolia news agency said at least 50 people were injured. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office said there had been damage and deaths in Van […]