• MAF partner completes Bible translation for remote Papuan tribe

    MAF partner completes Bible translation for remote Papuan tribe

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    It has taken 64 years to translate the entire Bible into the Damal Tribe’s local language. Missionaries, John and Helen Ellenberger - now both aged 88 - began their life’s work back in 1957 when they first set sail for ‘Dutch New Guinea’. MAF’s Linda Ringenberg charts their amazing adventure and how MAF has supported them every step of the way…

  • MAF conducts aerial survey to assess flood damage in Timor Leste

    MAF conducts aerial survey to assess flood damage in Timor Leste

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    Following Timor Leste’s ‘worst flood in 40 years’ according to the UN’s World Food Programme, MAF conducted several flights in April to help assess the devastation. By air, MAF enabled the UNWFP and government officials to obtain good data in days rather than weeks to inform their emergency response…

  • HF radio throws a lifeline to islanders ahead of PNG’s new restrictions

    HF radio throws a lifeline to islanders ahead of PNG’s new restrictions

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    As Covid cases skyrocket in Papua New Guinea, never before has communication been more vital for remote islanders. MAF Technologies PNG was able to install High Frequency radio for the first time on Wuvulu Island just before PNG’s Prime Minister announced his latest ‘national isolation strategy’. MAF’s Joy Suarkia reports…

  • MAF partner, 'Ambassador Aviation' evacuates refugees in Mozambique

    MAF partner, 'Ambassador Aviation' evacuates refugees in Mozambique

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    Thousands of people have fled Palma on the northeast coast of Mozambique following terror attacks on 24 March. Since 31 March, local MAF partner – Ambassador Aviation – has rescued more than 1,000 refugees in a joint emergency evacuation effort…

  • MAF flies AstraZeneca vaccine to remotest Lesotho

    MAF flies AstraZeneca vaccine to remotest Lesotho

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    The only way for the coronavirus vaccine to reach the mountain people of Kuebunyane is by an MAF airplane. MAF pilot, Grant Strugnell, was privileged to transport the region’s first batch of life-saving vaccines, so Kuebunyane’s frontline health workers could get inoculated…

  • Flying the coronavirus vaccine to the ends of the earth

    Flying the coronavirus vaccine to the ends of the earth

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    As the UN–backed COVAX inoculation programme slowly rolls out across developing countries, MAF plays its part in transporting the vaccine and medical staff to the remotest places on earth. MAF’s Jo Lamb caught up with Vaughan Woodward - Deputy Director of MAF’s Global Disaster Response - to find out how MAF is helping to vaccinate the world…

  • MAF flies orthopaedic doctors to treat deformities in remotest Kenya

    MAF flies orthopaedic doctors to treat deformities in remotest Kenya

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    This month, MAF joined forces with charity, CURE International to facilitate mobile medical clinics on Lamu Island and in Bura Town – two isolated communities in southern Kenya. Over 80 patients were treated for numerous conditions including cerebral palsy, club foot and cleft palate. MAF's Jenny Davies reports...

  • Jo Lamb braves freezing conditions and raises over £1,600 for MAF

    Jo Lamb braves freezing conditions and raises over £1,600 for MAF

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    Writer and Folkestone mum-of-two, Jo Lamb, loves sea swimming. During winter 2020, she decided to take part in MAF’s ‘7&5 Challenge'– a fundraising campaign to commemorate MAF’s 75th year. Over £1,600 later, Jo is still going strong and invites fellow MAF supporters to take up a ‘7&5’ challenge of their own….

  • Honouring Betty Greene – the world’s first female mission pilot

    Honouring Betty Greene – the world’s first female mission pilot

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    As we celebrate ‘International Women’s Day’, we pay tribute to Betty Greene – one of MAF’s founding members who piloted MAF’s first ever flight. MAF’s Jo Lamb charts Betty’s stunning achievements in what was, back then, a very male dominated world…

  • MAF medevacs Hollywood actor, Ashley Judd, after shattering her leg in the DRC

    MAF medevacs Hollywood actor, Ashley Judd, after shattering her leg in the DRC

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    Activist, Ashley Judd - and star of ‘Double Jeopardy’ and ‘Divergent’ - was medevacked to safety by MAF on 5 February after sustaining a severe leg injury during a wildlife research trip in the DRC. Ashley recounts her 55-hour ordeal to New York Times journalist, Nicholas Kristof….

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