CMAT reflects on the decade since the Tsunami

    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 […]

CMAT to support McMaster University initiative to distribute 500 bicycles to Tsunami-affected families in Sri Lanka

  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.

Emergency Tsunami relief projects for orphanages in Tamil Nadu, India and medical team missions to Sri Lanka and Indonesia

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 […]

CMAT supporting deployment of medical teams to under serviced north-east coastal areas in Sri Lanka

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.

CMAT team to Indonesia; 12,400 lbs of supplies shipped to Sri Lanka

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:

Generous Donations pouring in for tsunami relief.

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.

Asian Quake/Tsunami Emergency Relief Project – January, 2005

  January 2, 2005 – Photos of Tsunami emergency relief projects, Sri Lanka.            

CMAT establishing networks with agencies in Sri Lanka; readies air shipment

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 […]

CMAT readies emergency relief shipment to Sri Lanka

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.