January 16, 2006: Distribution of winterized tents and thermal blankets
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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.
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 – 7.6 magnitude quake was largely spared, according to Dr. Omar Elahi, CMAT physician in a cell phone conversation from Abbotabad. Dr. Elahi, a Canadian citizen and resident of Toronto, has been assisting in the area since October 8 and survived the first quake himself after his dormitory collapsed.
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. The hospital was turned over to the Pakistan Red Crescent, and in a meeting with CMAT officials, CMAT was asked to provide staffing for the field hospital, located in Garhi Dupatta, about 45 minutes east of Muzzafferabad.
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.
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 from CIDA represents matching funds for Pakistan Quake Relief given to CMAT and will be used to support its medical teams to Islamabad hospitals and CMAT field hospitals in and outside of Muzzaffarabad, Pakistan, over the next 6 months. CMAT is coordinating its efforts with the Rotary Club of Islamabad, the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Islamabad, as well as CIDA staff and the UN Health Cluster 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 and nurses to relieve exhausted medical staff at Islamabad hospitals, as well as to staff a CMAT field hospital being established in Muzzaffarabad and other quake devastated areas in northern Pakistan.
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 back at Toronto on Pakistan International Airlines at 1300 hrs on Friday, October 28, 2005.
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 quake victims in Pakistan’s northeast as well as assist and support medical staff at hospitals in Islamabad and Rawalpindi that have been deluged with quake victims airlifted from the field.
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 climb.
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Toronto, ON M4K3P5
T.1.855.637.9111 F. 1.866.670.0167
Registration # 851226498 RC0001