Livestock are the lifeblood of Kenya’s pastoralist communities (credit: Jacqueline Mwende)

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Livestock are the lifeblood of Kenya’s pastoralist communities (credit: Jacqueline Mwende)
Natural Environment
05 Sep 2023
MAF flies vets to Kenya as climate change takes its toll
In the first ever African Climate Summit held in Nairobi, leaders across the continent are tackling the fallout from increasingly extreme weather. After months of drought followed by a deluge, Kenya alone has lost millions of livestock, which are the lifeblood of isolated farming communities. MAF’s Jacqueline Mwende reports on how MAF has been flying in vets to care for ailing animals ...
During her 40-year career, Janice has flown with MAF hundreds of times (credit: Dr Janice Cotrone)
Conflict, Peace and Reconciliation
High Fliers
31 Aug 2023
‘He held an M16 rifle right in my back’ – Janice survives Haiti
Dr Janice Cotrone, Dean of the Wesleyan University’s Haiti School of Nursing, was forced to leave Haiti a year ago when gang violence made life in Haiti too dangerous. In MAF UK’s latest podcast episode, the MAF frequent flyer tells Josh Carter how she survived armed robbery and why she depended on MAF for over 30 years ...
Conflict, Peace and Reconciliation
MAF Operations
25 Aug 2023
New podcast Ep.4 – Navigating Haiti
With gang violence on the rise, we hear from pilot Eric Fagerland who’s overseeing MAF operations in Port-Au-Prince, and frequent flyer Dr Janice Cotrone who survived armed robbery.
Thousands of refugees have inadequate shelter outside of Renk’s main transit centre (credit: Nasir Ghafoor/MSF)
Conflict, Peace and Reconciliation
Disaster Response
19 Aug 2023
Sudan crisis – MAF clocks up 100 flight hours to relieve Renk
Since Sudan’s conflict erupted four months ago, MAF has undertaken more than 33 flights carrying nearly 200 passengers and over 26 tonnes of cargo in aid of relief efforts. MAF’s been supporting Renk’s transit camps in neighbouring South Sudan, which are overwhelmed by the influx of refugees. MAF’s Jenny Davies brings us the latest ...
MAF pilot Jonathan Pound relocates refugees from Renk (credit: Jonathan Pound)
Conflict, Peace and Reconciliation
Disaster Response
15 Jul 2023
Sudan crisis – MAF steps up disaster response
As thousands of people continue to pour into neighbouring South Sudan to escape Sudan’s conflict, MAF is stepping up its response to support them. Since 19 June, MAF has been relocating the most vulnerable refugees from Renk’s transit camps and delivering much needed medical supplies and food aid. MAF’s Jenny Davies reports ...
Hundreds of pads for rural PNG women are made at the Cairns Days for Girls centre (credit: Mandy Glass)
Women and Girls
06 Jul 2023
Period poverty in PNG – MAF delivers pads to isolated women and girls
For most Western women, periods are just a monthly endurance managed with a range of hygiene products – a normal part of life. But for girls living in remote PNG, affordable sanitary protection is rare, and menstruation often leads to ostracism and a risk of infection. MAF’s Mandy Glass reveals how MAF is changing lives one pad at a time ...
12-year-old Ruth was medevacked by MAF after she was shot (Credit: Landen Kelly)
Women and Girls
03 Jul 2023
‘While I was playing, they shot me’ – Ruth survives tribal violence in PNG
Ruth was innocently playing with her friends outside in the remote village of Yenkisa in Papua New Guinea’s Highlands, when a member of a rival tribe randomly shot her through the perimeter fence and nearly killed her. Thanks to MAF’s medevac to hospital where she received lifesaving surgery, Ruth is alive to share her story ...
MAF accesses rural Tanzania where 64% of the population live (credit: Svein Robert Solberg)
MAF History
Women and Girls
15 Jun 2023
MAF Tanzania turns 60!
As MAF celebrates 60 years of service in Tanzania this month, we revisit MAF’s remote medical outreaches. Since 1985, MAF has been partnering with hospitals and flying medical professionals to isolated communities who have little access to basic healthcare. For nearly 40 years, MAF has enabled medics to treat thousands of women and children, saving untold lives ...
South Sudan’s border town of Renk has registered nearly 83,000 refugees (Credit: Concern SS / RRC)
Conflict, Peace and Reconciliation
Disaster Response
01 Jun 2023
As Sudan’s conflict rages, MAF supports refugees fleeing to South Sudan
On 30 May, MAF flew head of ‘Concern South Sudan’ Dr Paul Gal Atem and partners to Renk - South Sudan’s northern border town - to assess the needs of thousands of refugees fleeing from neighbouring Sudan. Paul shares the latest with MAF’s Jenny Davies ...
A tree kangaroo in TCA’s sanctuary in Lumi, PNG (credit: Mandy Glass)
Natural Environment
21 May 2023
MAF supports PNG’s endangered tree kangaroos
This year’s ‘World Tree Kangaroo Day’ saw leaders of PNG’s remote rainforest villages sign the latest moratorium against hunting tree kangaroos for meat. Campaign leader ‘Tenkile Conservation Alliance’ says ‘it would be hard to operate without MAF’ who has been delivering essential supplies, alternative food sources and services to these communities for over 20 years. MAF’s Mandy Glass reports ...
Cattle are dying at an alarming rate in rural Kenya (Photo credit: Paula Alderblad)
Disaster Response
Natural Environment
Water and Sanitation
02 May 2023
Demand for MAF Kenya grows as Horn of Africa battles ‘worst drought in 40 years’
Susan Kigen-Kolum - MAF Kenya’s new country director and former aircraft engineer - has been in post for six months. Susan chats to MAF’s Claire Gilderson about how MAF Kenya is navigating one of the worst natural disasters the country has seen in decades ...
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