Simon and his family lived in an ordinary market village. Their lives were turned upside down when militia fighting, raging through the countryside, reached their community. He had no choice but to leave, flee with his family, and to try to keep them alive.
The video above tells Simon's incredible story and how MAF came to his rescue.
More than 1.5 million people have been forced from their homes. Almost 4 million are unsure if they'll have enough food in the months ahead.
Please help MAF deliver life-saving flights to help thousands of families in South Sudan.
What MAF is doing
There are very few roads in South Sudan. Where they exist, seasonal heavy rains destroy them. Where overland travel is possible, the threat of insecurity grows.
That's why dozens of aid and relief groups and churches rely upon MAF flights to:
- deliver food and emergency aid
- support peace and reconciliation efforts through church, authorities and missionaries
- enable healthcare and education to continue in remote communities
- rescue missionaries and aid workers when their lives are in danger.
From January to September 2014, MAF flew 4,723 unique passengers, travelling nearly 350,000 miles and making 1,876 landings to help our partners meet the overwhelming need in South Sudan.
And we are increasing our capacity so that even more can be done. We've been serving the people of South Sudan since 1950, and will stay there for as long as we're needed.
Will you help us to fly help, hope and healing to desperate families?