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‘ZALZALA: The Pakistan Earthquake’ – Film Premiere

TORONTO, CANADA/ LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – Hickory Dickory Documentary Films, headed by Jason Watt, photographer and volunteer field nurse for CMAT’s medical relief mission to Pakistan (October/ November 2005) is presenting a world premiere film screening of this movie he produced, wrote and directed called ‘ZALZALA: The Pakistan Earthquake’.

South Asian Earthquake: An Emergency Physician’s Perspective

May 4, 2006 – Article by CMAT Volunteer Ron McMillan, MD published in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine  – May 2006, Vol. 8 No. 3. South Asian Earthquake: An Emergency Physician’s Perspective (HTML) South Asian Earthquake: An Emergency Physician’s Perspective (PDF)  

April, 2006: New Schools to be built – Kashmiri Children eager to learn

April 4, 2006: Three new earthquake-resistant elementary schools will be built over the next three months in the devastated region of Azad Kashmir. The Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (CMAT) will contract local builders to facilitate the project, funded through private and public donations.

January, 2006: Distribution of winterized tents and thermal blankets

January 16, 2006: Distribution of winterized tents and thermal blankets View More Photos here:

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 received a $25,000 donation from YM Inc. to help build a school in Pakistan.

Monday, December 5, 2005: CMAT is pleased to announce today that it has been given a $25,000 donation from YM Inc. to build a public school in a location to be determined. Further, a pledge was made to provide support to the school once it is built. This will help jumpstart the rebuilding phase of […]

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 […]