May 11, 2014 – Toronto, ON. Earlier today, CMAT Executive Director Valerie Rzepka, and Director of Communications Kate Auger boarded a Philippine Airlines flight bound for Manila. After reviewing a project proposal called Oplan Kalusugan, submitted by a group of volunteers who have run other projects in the region, Valerie and Kate hope to collaborate […]
Courtesy DFATD-MAECD: Canadian assistance to the Philippines Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie Christian Paradis visited the areas hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013. The visit took place two weeks after the natural disaster, which affected 13 million people. The Minister met with representatives of the local […]
February 28, 2014 – A social goal for York Region District School Board (YRDSB) is to encourage students to become active, global citizens and understand their roles as leaders in our global village. Recorded history has not witnessed such catastrophic devastation as Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), which struck the Philippines in November 2013. Active learning and […]
CMAT is proud to provide a summary of our deployment to the Philippines. In total, the deployment lasted one month, and the team treated nearly 2000 patients. Our work in the Philippines is far from over, though. CMAT continues to assess the needs for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) as well as Mental Health and Psychological […]
Update from CMAT Assessment Team and Medical Team 1 – Ormoc City – Near City Hall The CMAT teams are based near City Hall in Ormoc City. As you may have been following on our social media, there was a delay getting our field hospital released from customs, and so it only arrived in Ormoc […]
As Team 1 has now arrived in the Philippines and will be getting up and running any time now, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their generous donations. We truly could not do this without your support – both monetarily and through the donation of Aeroplan miles. In fact, we have 10 more days […]
Team 1 has landed in Cebu. Their cargo was delayed in Manila, but will be delivered later today. The team is now making their way to Ormoc, where they will get some sleep while they wait for the field hospital to arrive by military airlift.
CMAT Assessment Team members Martin Metz and Marty Quintia assess the infrastructure damage in Ormoc, Leyte. Ormoc, Leyte, Philippines – Sunday November 17, 2013: The Assessment team arrived into the devastated region of Leyte early Sunday morning, and completed a survey of the city of Ormoc, as well as several rural villages in the environs. […]
Daanbantayan, Cebu Province – Saturday November 16, 2013: The CMAT Assessment today travelled to the northern tip of Cebu island, which was in the direct path of Typhoon Yolanda, and was devastated late last week. The team spent the day assessing the infrastructure, trying to ascertain what level of assistance may be needed in […]
VANCOUVER – CMAT will be deploying its initial disaster assessment team on Wednesday to respond to Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines late last week. An emergency appeal for donations has been launched to help the people of the Philippines, after the catastrophic Typhoon struck the region on November 8, 2013. Several thousand people […]
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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