10 years ago today, many of us woke to news of a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that swept the Indian Ocean, taking with it 230,000 lives, and affecting 14 nations. The response to this disaster was unprecedented, and gave rise to a new culture of international humanitarianism. The grassroots of Canadian Medical Assistance […]
March 14, 2005: CMAT announced at a March 12 Tsunami symposium organized by McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada that it will be supporting a McMaster University initiative to distribute more than 500 bicycles donated by faculty and students.
March 11, 2005: CMAT provided an update today on its emergency Tsunami relief projects for orphanages in Tamil Nadu, India, and medical team missions to Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Kanniyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India: Needs assessments were completed by CMAT Volunteers Tara Newell and James Caddell, two Canadians working with nine non-government funded orphanages in Kanniyakumari […]
February, 18, 2005: CMAT announced today that it will be supporting a medical team to the northeast coast of Sri Lanka to under serviced areas along the coastal belt from Jamaliya to Pullmoddai which covers Irrakkandy, Kuchcheveli, Nilaveli up to Pullmoddai.
January 6, 2005 – CMAT has announced a number of new developments in its efforts to deliver aid to the victims of the Indian Ocean Quake and Tsunami:
January 4, 2005: CMAT announced today that J&R Hall Transport will be working with CMAT to offer on the ground logistics and transportation for in-kind donations to warehouses in the Toronto, Canada area at no cost.
January 2, 2005 – Photos of Tsunami emergency relief projects, Sri Lanka.
December 28, 2004: CMAT reported today that it is establishing networks with relief agencies on the ground in Sri Lanka and is continuing to prepare a relief shipment. CMAT is working to have the relief shipment consisting of medical supplies, medications, canned food, and infant formula included on a Canadian military cargo flight to the […]
December 27, 2004: CMAT reported today that it is launching emergency relief operations for Sri Lanka, the hardest hit country in the recent 8.9 magnitude quake that rocked 9 Asian countries on December 26. The death toll is 23,000 and climbing.
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Team Foxtrot officially launched from Pearson to Poland/Ukraine last night!!
Thank you to @LOTPLAirlines and station manager Tadeusz Dominski for all their help throughout this deployment.
Safe travels @CMATeams!
A fantastic overview of CMAT’s deployment by team leader David Thanh on CBC radio today. https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-46/clip/15912311
Sveta Melchuk shares some Stories told to her during the course of her work in Western Ukraine…. (shared with permission)
“Yesterday I cried. I needed to leave this story for today, on its own. A family of 3 came to the container: a lady her daughter and son-in-law…2
Dr Jonah von Schreeb, @WHO emergency medical team coordinator talks about a training on mass casualties in #Ukraine for healthcare workers in one of the hospitals in Lviv. This training gave the staff confidence that they can manage this type of emergency situation and save lives