CMAT/ IMAT evacuating assessment team from Japan.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 – Some frustrating circumstances have arisen. Within the last hour, it was confirmed that Emergency Operations at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power plant have been suspended, and a fire erupted in the outer portion of the No. 4 reactor unit’s containment vessel. Radiation levels may rise to a potentially high level. […]

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 […]

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.

CMAT to support McMaster University initiative to distribute 500 bicycles to Tsunami-affected families in Sri Lanka

  March 14, 2005: CMAT announced at a March 12 Tsunami symposium organized by McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada that it will be supporting a McMaster University initiative to distribute more than 500 bicycles donated by faculty and students.

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 […]