CMAT Emergency Appeal: Pakistan Quake – Progress Report on Relief Activities

October 10, 2005: CMAT has launched an emergency appeal for donations to help the people in northeast Pakistan, Afghanistan and India after a powerful 7.6 magnitude quake struck the area, centered about 100km northeast of Islamabad. Current estimates suggest that up to 30,000 persons have perished to date and over 43,000 injured – numbers will […]

CMAT assessment team releases situation report on return from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

September 10, 2005: A two-member CMAT assessment team consisting of two advanced care paramedics from British Columbia have returned from Baton Rouge yesterday. The team was deployed by CMAT to assess the need for deployment of the Canadian Medical Assistance Teams’s Medical Response Team. After three days in the Area of Operations (AOO) and completion of […]

CMAT preparing 5 medical teams for Katrina Relief; appeals for funding

September 1, 2005 22:00hrs: CMAT staff in Brantford, Toronto and Courtenay, B.C. have been in contact with the Mennonite Disaster Services Committee on both sides of the border and with agencies on the ground in Baton Rouge, and with the American Ambulance Association, emergency officers in Louisiana and Mississippi, and officials with the U.S. Department […]

CMAT’s third medical team to Indonesia returns to Canada after 4 week mission on medical ship

March 22, 2005: CMAT announced today that its third Canadian medical team to Indonesia has returned to Canada after a 4 week humanitarian and medical mission along the Tsunami devastated west coast of Sumatra aboard the KM Batavia – a medical ship.

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 staff in joint relief operations with group on medical ship in Indonesia; to jointly distribute 50 tons of rice and oil from UN World Food Program; establishes medical services in Aceh for next six months

February 21, 2005: CMAT announced today that its staff will be jointly working with a team on a medical ship making rounds sailing from Banda Aceh to Meuloboh along the Sumatran coast in Indonesia. The medical ship, the KM Batavia, is providing medical and emergency relief to communities along the Sumatran coast made inaccessible by […]

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 to meet emergency needs of 1,210 children in nine orphanages in Tamil Nadu, India

February 17, 2005: Two Canadian CMAT volunteers, James Caddell and Tara Newell, have completed a needs assessment in the Tsunami devastated Kanniyakumari district in Tamil Nadu, India. As a result, CMAT will be supporting the emergency needs of 1,210 orphans and Tsunami affected children living in nine non-government funded orphanages in this district. These orphanages […]

CMAT to assist eight Tsunami affected orphanages in Tamil Nadu, India

February 9, 2005: CMAT team members recently returned from Banda Aceh, Indonesia after coordinating several post Tsunami relief projects in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. One of the main projects is to work with partner MER-C Indonesia to provide health services to the people of Banda Aceh for the next six months.

Punzo’s Restaurant raises over $4,000 USD for Tsunami Relief

  February 3, 2005: Richmond Hill, Ontario restaurant, Punzo’s, raised over $4,000 USD at a fundraising dinner and silent auction this evening. 100% of the funds will go towards capital projects at nine Tsunami affected orphanages in Tamil Nadu, India. CMAT is grateful for their support.