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09 Nov 2005 description

CRF 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 CRF 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 CRF and will be used to support its medical teams to Islamabad hospitals and CRF field hospitals in and outside of Muzzafferabad, Pakistan, over the next 6 months.

03 Nov 2005 description

CRF 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 CRF field hospital being established in Muzzafferabad and other quake devastated areas in northern Pakistan.

27 Oct 2005 description

Thursday, October 27, 2005: CRF issued a report on Team #2's activities today. Meanwhile, a third team consisting of eight members will be deployed to Islamabadon 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.

CRF Medical Team #2, deployed to Islamabadon October 14, led by Deborah Exelby (Victoria, B.C., paramedic), have been camped out in Piniale for the past day holding clinics.

12 Sep 2005 description

CRF reported today that its proposal for Mobile Medical Units for Tsunami relief was endorsed by the City of Hamilton Tsunami Task Force. The Task Force, chaired by Mayor Larry Di Ianni, was struck by the City of Hamilton to help formulate an effective Tsunami response aid plan on behalf of the City of Hamilton.

CRF's proposal, presented by Dr.

12 Sep 2005 description

CRF reported today that its proposal for Mobile Medical Units for Tsunami relief was endorsed by the City of Hamilton Tsunami Task Force. The Task Force, chaired by Mayor Larry Di Ianni, was struck by the City of Hamilton to help formulate an effective Tsunami response aid plan on behalf of the City of Hamilton.

CRF's proposal, presented by Dr.

10 Sep 2005 description

A two-member CRF assessment team consisting of two advanced care paramedics from British Columbia have returned from Baton Rouge yesterday. The team was deployed by CRF to assess the need for deployment of the Canadian Relief Foundation's Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT). After three days in the Area of Operations (AOO) and completion of an on-ground tactical assessment, it was determined that CRF's DMAT team of 13 advanced care physicians, trauma nurses and flight paramedics should not be deployed to the area.

17 May 2005 description

CRF announced today that in partnership with McMaster University academic relief NGO Relief Aid International, it is jointly applying for funding from CIDA and European funding agencies for four major projects in Trincomalee District, Sri Lanka.

The four projects include:

1) A unique Widow/Orphan village and vocational training center to be constructed on 7 acres of Crown land that has already been donated by the Sri Lankan ministry;

2) Donated bicycle project and volunteer bicycle shop (in conjunction with student-run co-op MacCycle;

3) Fishing boat rehabilitation …

22 Mar 2005 description

March 22, 2005: CRF 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.

Dr. David Ratcliffe (ER Physician), Ms. Una LeDrew, and Ms. Devi Crockford, all from British Columbia, Canada participated in the mission and assisted team members in humanitarian and medical relief missions along inaccessible sections of the Sumatran coast from Banda Aceh to Meuloboh.

17 Feb 2005 description

February 17, 2005: CRF announced today that its staff is 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 the December 26 Tsunami. Included in the effort is the distribution of 50 tons of rice and oil to these hungry people, provided by the United Nations World Food Program.

29 Jan 2005 description

January 29, 2005: CRF's Reconstruction team of 5 paramedics from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan have issued a report and pictures from their work in Banda Aceh. The team left for Indonesia on January 18 and will be returning to Canada on February 3.

The team worked with CRF partner, Mercy Malaysia in Banda Aceh. Tools and supplies donated by Home Depot in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada were distributed to local citizens, multi set blood pressure cuffs were given to a field hospital being run by a Malaysian physician so pediatric patients could be treated.

23 Jan 2005 description

CRF's Reconstruction team was taken to Banda Aceh, Indonesia today courtesy of Malaysian Military air transport. In Banda Aceh, CRF's team will liaise with U.N.

06 Jan 2005 description

January 6, 2005: CRF has announced a number of new developments in its efforts to deliver aid to the victims of the Asian Quake and Tsunami:

CRF deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to Indonesia on January 5, 2005. Indonesia was the hardest hit in the region, and has suffered over 90,000+ deaths, and CRF will focus its relief efforts on this nation. The CRF DART team consists of the following members: Mr. William Coltart, (Team Leader, Paramedic), Mr. Glen Polson, (Paramedic), Mr. David Deines (Paramedic, Logistics), Dr. David Ratcliffe, MD (Emergency Physician), Dr.

31 Dec 2004 description

December 31, 2004: CRF has announced a number of new developments in its efforts to deliver aid to the victims of the Asian Quake and Tsunami:

1) Over $30,000 CAD have been raised to date. Much more funding is anticipated with fundraising events being organized throughout the country.

2) CRF has arranged to ship two skids of medical supplies to Sri Lanka by air cargo. A third skid has been prepared and will leave by January 4th, 2005.