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CMAT Emergency Alert: Nepal Earthquake – Update #8

June 1, 2015 – Takukot, Nepal –  With special thanks for this contribution to Jill Allison, Logistician with Team 3! “First day in the new clinic in Takukot. Very busy day. We had so many people we could not see them all in one day. Many homes are damaged and some have already been rebuilt. […]

CMAT Emergency Alert: Nepal Earthquake – Update #6

May 27, 2015 – Baluwa, Nepal Media Sources along with CMAT logistics resources have all reported that a river in northwestern Nepal has been blocked by a landslide, causing the formation of an artifical lake approximately 2 km long.  Villages downstream are being evacuated, in case the landslide gives way.  CMAT can confirm that Team […]

CMAT Emergency Alert – Earthquake in Nepal Update #3

Thursday May 7, 2015: CMAT Team 1 arrived in Nepal early late Sunday night, and got on the road in the early morning hours of Monday, heading for the town of Gorkha, approximately 7 to 8 hours drive northwest from Kathmandu.  Having established a solid working relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) – led […]

CMAT Team 1 departs for Nepal

  Saturday May 2, 2015: The CMAT Assessment team conducted an assessment of the devastated region of Gorkha early Saturday morning, and completed a survey of the city, as well as several rural villages in the environs. The devastation in the region was nearly total, as homes and businesses could not withstand the power of […]

EMERGENCY ALERT: Earthquake in Nepal

April 25, 2015: Kathmandu, Nepal – A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the densely populated Kathmandu Valley in Nepal earlier today, killing thousands, and injuring thousands more. It is being recorded as the worst earthquake to hit the country in more than 80 years*, and the death toll continues to rise. The quake cut off power and […]

OCHA releases Flash Update on Philippines earthquake – over 100 people confirmed dead.

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the central Philippines island of Bohol early Tuesday morning, a little after 8am local time. The effects of the quake was felt in Cebu city which is about 37 miles (60 kilometers) north of the epicenter. The Philippines Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) have confirmed four people killed in Bohol […]

CMAT is monitoring after 7.2 Earthquake hits Bohol, Philippines.

A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the central Philippines on Tuesday, leaving at least 99 people dead and 276 more injured, and rattling many who were celebrating a religious holiday. The quake, which struck early in the morning, crumbled a number of buildings and sent panicked people streaming into the streets, witnesses said. The bulk of the casualties — […]

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami – Six Months On….

Sunday, September 11, 2011 – Six months ago, on March 11, 2011 a massive earthquake struck off the coast of northern Japan. The earthquake and tsunami that followed caused the death of at least 24,000 people and set off a nuclear crisis which was as confusing as it was frightening. Four months later, CMAT Chair Valerie […]

Through generous donors, CMAT is helping to provide purified drinking water in Japan.

Friday, April 1, 2011 – Kitakamicho Aikawa, Japan: Together with local authorities in Japan, CMAT team members successfully installed a Nomad water purification unit in the small fishing village. The purchase of this portable water purification system manufactured by Noah Water Systems was made possible through the generous support of our donors, especially the Lotus Light […]

CMAT providing clean drinking water for a community destroyed in the tsunami

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 – Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan- The CMAT Medical Team continues to work in the communities surrounding Ishinomaki, and is slowing winding up its operations in Japan.  While visiting evacuation centres in several small villages along the coast, team members provided first aid and some primary medical care to the evacuees. Many of the […]