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CMAT completes distribution of 1,000 tents and 5,000 quilts to Pakistani quake survivors; Meet with Commissioner Julian Fantino and Minister Mike Colle in Muzzaffarabad

January 15, 2006: CMAT is pleased to report that it has successfully completed distribution of 1,000 badly needed winterized tents and 5,000 thermal quilts to Pakistan quake survivors. Out of the 400,000 tents that were deployed in the weeks following the October 8, 2006 quake, over 90% were not suitable for winter conditions.

New major 6.9 Richter Quake in Pakistan; CMAT Medical Team #6 recently arrived and all CMAT members reported safe

  December 12, 2005: CMAT has learned of a new major quake in Afghanistan and Northern Pakistan. Preliminary reports from CMAT field staff are that the quake was centered in a sparsely populated area in the Hindu-Kush Mountains with tremors felt from Rawalpindi and Islamabad, to Lahore. Muzzafferabad, epicenter of the devastating October 8 – […]

CMAT to staff DART hospital as DART returns to Canada; UN/WHO requests CMAT mobile teams to remote areas; CMAT races to deploy 1,000 winterized tents and 5,000 thermal blankets to quake victims. CMAT Team 6 to deploy December 9th.

December 3, 2005: CMAT announced today that it has been asked to staff the mobile hospital the Canadian Forces Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) is leaving behind in Pakistan as they return to Canada. Captain Richard Perreault with the Canadian Forces Joint Headquarters in Kingston said nearly 10,000 patients were treated during their 40-day mission. […]

CMAT Team #5, (second funded by CIDA) to deploy to Pakistan on Friday, Nov. 25

November 23, 2005: CMAT announced today that it is sending its fifth Canadian Medical Assistance Team (CMAT) to Pakistan quake affected territories on Friday, November 25. Team 5 will be the second CIDA-funded team that CMAT is deploying after being awarded $190,000 CAD from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) this month.

Fourth CMAT Team, first funded by CIDA to deploy to Pakistan on November 11

Wednesday, November 9, 2005: CMAT announced today that it is sending its fourth Canadian Medical Assistance Team (CMAT) to Pakistan quake affected territories on Friday, November 11. Team #4 will be the first CIDA-funded team that CMAT is deploying after being awarded $190,000 CAD from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) last week. The funding […]

CMAT awarded CIDA funding for Medical Relief teams and Field Hospital in Pakistan Quake Crisis; Team #3 establishes wound care clinic in Muzzaffarabad

November 3, 2005 : CMAT is very pleased to announce today that it has been awarded over $190,000 in funding for two of its projects as part of the fund matching program through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in Hull , Quebec . The funds will be used to support medical teams of physicians […]

CMAT Medical Teams hard at work in Pakistan Quake areas; Team #3 to deploy on Oct. 27th

October 27, 2005: CMAT issued a report on Team #2’s activities today. Meanwhile, a third team consisting of eight members will be deployed to Islamabad on Friday, October 28, at 1700 hrs. Team Members David Deines and Dr. Ron Mcmillan who have been in the field since shortly after the Earthquake are due to arrive […]

Second CMAT Medical Team deploys; CMAT awarded $22,000 USD for advanced mobile Field hospital

October 20, 2005: A twelve-member Canadian Medical Assistance Team’ (CMAT) will deploy on Friday, October 21, 2005 from Pearson International Airport in Toronto leaving on Pakistan International Airlines flight to Islamabad at 1700hrs (Toronto time). The team will work alongside members of the Rotary Club of Islamabad and Rawalpindi to deliver emergency medical relief to […]

CMAT Emergency Appeal: Pakistan Quake Progress Report #2

October 11, 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 35,000 persons have perished to date and over 43,000 injured – numbers will […]

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 […]