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 and tsunami. It is estimated that as many as 10,000 persons may have died. Countless other Japanese are in need of assistance – food, water, shelter and medical support.
The team will be assessing and preparing for the arrival of the CMAT inflatable field hospital, medical supplies and volunteer personnel.
CMAT has now launched a nation-wide relief campaign to raise $20,000 to purchase a high-volume water purification system, to provide clean drinking water for local communities.
CMAT urgently appeals to all individuals to generously donate to support the team in its efforts to help the Japanese people.