Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

MAF is flying for life in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)


MAF provides vital aviation and communications services to Congolese churches, Christian missions, and NGOs ministering in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).


MAF in eastern DRC

MAF fills a strategic role in touching countless lives for Jesus Christ by standing with, and supporting, Congolese churches, missionaries, and an increasing number of short–term mission teams.

Five MAF missionary families and 15 Congolese staff members with two aircraft serve the northeastern region of DRC.

MAF is committed to supporting the emerging interdenominational and intertribal Christian movement that is facilitating ministries of healing, reconciliation and Biblical community development.

Other mission groups and humanitarian agencies utilise MAF services to help with rebuilding efforts and alleviate the suffering of those displaced or affected by a destabilized east DRC.


MAF in western DRC

In west DRC, MAF light aircraft and communications networks offer a valued solution to barriers created by vast distances, jungles, and ever-changing rivers.

Eight MAF missionary families and over 20 indigenous staff members operate and maintain aircraft from bases in Lubumbashi and Kinshasa.

MAF sustains and multiplies the ministry efforts of expatriate missionaries, national Christian workers, social workers, and a 350-bed hospital in Vanga. MAF pilots and planes conduct emergency medical evacuations, transport medicines from the hospital to outlying areas, deliver evangelistic materials, as well as enable training events, learning institutions, social action projects, and crisis relief.

MAF communications services facilitate short-term projects and events, and link church leaders, remote centers, and outposts.


We couldn’t be in the DRC without MAF. As MAF restored service in west DRC, so have we. We follow your plans and airplanes. Without MAF, our mission in Congo would be extremely difficult.Charles Jones, American Baptist International Ministries


Democratic Republic of Congo. Main base: Bunia (East), Kinshasa (West). Programme begins 1961. 9 aircraft. 20 international staff, 73 national staff. 173 partner organisations. 132 locations served. 11,613 passengers in 2013.

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    MAF delivers Ebola relief in Democratic Republic of Congo

    (04 Sep 2014)

    MAF is supporting efforts to combat a deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

  • MAF aircraft deliver medical supplies to help combat a 2007 Ebola outbreak in the DRC. Photo by William C. Clemmer
    Ebola in the DRC: MAF on standby

    (01 Sep 2014)

    Following the announcement that Ebola has been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), MAF pilots and aircraft are on standby to help.

  • MAF pilot Jon Cadd flew across the border to bless a remote community with copies of God's word in their own language.
    A thousand Bibles

    (06 Dec 2013)

    Normally based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MAF pilot Jon Cadd flew across the border to bless a remote community with copies of God’s word in their own language.

  • Update from Bunia, East DRC
    Update on Congo unrest

    (22 Jan 2013)

    The latest update from the MAF team working in the northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

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    'Normality' returns to Bunia amid Congo unrest

    (07 Dec 2012)

    MAF pilots in Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo, report that things feel relatively 'normal' in the town, following recent violent protests and ongoing regional insecurity.

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    MAF rescues relief workers amid Congo violence

    (22 Nov 2012)

    MAF is evacuating relief and mission workers from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as rebel invasions and violence shakes the area.

  • At the turnaround unloading the Caravan on another visit to Walikale. We don’t take the Caravan in here now because it is so narrow.
    Road Landing

    (10 Aug 2012)

    Pilot Jon Cadd flew the Cessna 208 C208 Caravan aircraft from the town of Goma to Walikale to see if humanitarian workers could return to the needy area.

  • Sorting out the medical supplies
    Desperately needed medical treatment flown in

    (14 Jun 2012)

    A new airstrip in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is enabling MAF to bring desperately needed medical supplies to remote parts of the country.

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