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CMAT Monitoring Additional Explosion at Fukushima Nuclear Plant.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – CMAT Directors were in contact tonight with the Assessment Team who are currently on the ground in Tokyo, preparing for Air Lift Transport to the Sendai Region. As of this evening all NGO airlift support has been temporarily suspended pending the further assessment of the situation at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant. […]

CMAT/ IMAT joint assessment team touches down in Tokyo.

Monday, March 14, 2011 – We arrived safe in Tokyo.  Tourist information told us there wasnt a single vacancy in the whole city.  Rental cars and trucks non-existent.  Even if there was something, fuel is in short supply and is being rationed out. Somehow, using our combined good looks and charm … or just connections and […]

CMAT and IMAT Rapid Assessment Teams depart for Japan.

Sunday, March 13, 2011 – CMAT assessment team has departed from Vancouver and is travelling to earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan. Depending on the assessment findings, the team would be the first of many which would rotate through Japan to provide much needed medical assistance and support to the local Japanese affected by the devastating quake […]

CMAT Rapid Assessment Team preparing to depart Sunday for Japan: team to evaluate health needs in devastated areas.

Saturday, March 12, 2011 – Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (CMAT) is deploying its rapid disaster assessment team to Sendai, Japan, scheduled to leave Sunday morning from Vancouver. The organization is also making an emergency appeal for donations to help the people of Japan after the powerful 8.9 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami devastated the region on […]

CMAT Rapid Assessment Team standing by for response after 8.9 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Friday, March 11, 2011 – The largest earthquake in Japan’s recorded history struck offshore on Friday, and police say they’ve found as many as 300 bodies in the north-eastern coastal area that bore the brunt of the tremors and ensuing tsunami. The earthquake struck at 2:46 p.m. local time on Friday afternoon, at a depth […]

Worst Earthquake in over a century hits Haiti

Wednesday January 13, 2010 – Port-au-Prince, Haiti:  A magnitude 7.0 quake with more then 20 aftershocks to date struck shortly before 5 p.m. the U.S. Geological Survey reported. It could be felt strongly in eastern Cuba, more than 200 miles away. The capitol has been largely destroyed.

News Coverage: Canadian doctors head to China quake zone

May 18, 2008 – National news coverage of CMAT teams deploying to China. CBC News: Canadian doctors head to China quake zone CityTV News – CMAT team departing CTV News – Toronto’s Chinese community reacts to earthquake. CTV News – Canadian doctors put skills to use in China

CMAT Assessment Team to depart tomorrow for China

Friday May 16, 2008 – TORONTO/ VANCOUVER: Canadian Medical Assistance Teams will hold a news conference on Saturday May 17, 2008 at 9:30am to announce the departure of the first of several medical teams headed to aid in the relief effort of earthquake ravaged Sichuan, China.

CMAT Director briefs CBC National News

May 14 – 2008 – Comox, British Columbia: CMAT Director Bill Coltart briefed CBC National news today on CMAT’s emergency response plan and capabilities for China. Click here to view the video clip: CBC News – China Quake – CMAT preparation

CMAT readying assessment team to aid Toronto’s sister city in China

May 12, 2008 – Toronto: Canadian Medical Assistance Teams have readied their assessment team to respond to the earthquake which happened earlier today in China. Chongqing, Toronto’s sister city in the province of Sichuan recently visited by a trade mission of Toronto Mayor David Miller and Toronto City Councillors, was rocked by an earthquake measuring […]