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    • MAF makes first official flight to Yalum, PNG, as tribes make peace after 22 years

      MAF makes first official flight to Yalum, PNG, as tribes make peace after 22 years

      14 Jan 2022

      For more than two decades, civil unrest prevented MAF from landing safely at Yalum Airstrip in Papua New Guinea and serving the local people, but after years of walking four days to access basic services, the warring parties finally made a truce and welcomed MAF back with open arms…

    • MAF to reinstate mobile eye clinics across Kenya

      MAF to reinstate mobile eye clinics across Kenya

      2 Jan 2022

      Having a ‘purpose in life’ was always Ryan Cuthel’s dream. Today, the country director for MAF Kenya is living that dream as MAF and partners plan to launch a new service to Marsabit and Garissa in a bid to improve eye health in remotest Kenya. MAF’s Claire Gilderson finds out the latest and asks Ryan why he still loves Kenya after 17 years…

    • MAF rescues women weekly in Arnhem Land as violence worsens during Covid

      MAF rescues women weekly in Arnhem Land as violence worsens during Covid

      24 Nov 2021

      In a new UN report, 45% of women globally have experienced violence or know someone who has, since Covid-19 began. In 2021 – in partnership with Miyalk Domestic and Family Violence Shelter - MAF rescued a woman every week in Arnhem Land, northern Australia. Never before has MAF’s service been more vital for women fleeing violence…

    • 80-year-old adrenaline addict Patsy Kettle skydives for MAF raising £4K+

      80-year-old adrenaline addict Patsy Kettle skydives for MAF raising £4K+

      12 Nov 2021

      Patsy Kettle – a retired vicar and former teacher from Surrey – decided to celebrate her 80th birthday with an indoor skydive raising thousands for MAF’s 7&5 Campaign. The thrill seeker is no stranger to an adrenaline rush, having already raced a Ferrari and Lamborghini on a previous birthday. Patsy recounts her latest feat and why she’s supporting MAF…

    • DRC missionary ambushed by rebels on the road: ‘Now I fly with MAF!’

      DRC missionary ambushed by rebels on the road: ‘Now I fly with MAF!’

      9 Nov 2021

      Fresh rebel fighting in eastern DRC in recent weeks has forced at least 11,000 refugees into neighbouring Uganda in one single day, according to UNHR. But for MAF frequent flyer, Kenneth Rwego, falling foul of DRC’s dangerous militia is nothing new as he shares his terrifying tale with MAF’s Jill Vine…

    • MAF workshops change lives in South Sudan, 10 years after independence

      MAF workshops change lives in South Sudan, 10 years after independence

      6 Nov 2021

      In South Sudan’s tenth year of independence, MAF continues to run peace and reconciliation workshops all over the country. This month, Rumbek in central South Sudan hosted MAF following on from Kajo Keji in the south and Malakal in the north. Since 2018, 18 workshops have transformed lives, replacing hate with hope…

    • ‘Let there be light’ – solar power under the spotlight

      ‘Let there be light’ – solar power under the spotlight

      31 Oct 2021

      As COP26 gets underway in Glasgow, renewable energy is on the agenda. MAF Technologies PNG has been facilitating solar energy solutions for over 60 years. For remote PNG villages, reliable energy makes the difference between life and death. Elsewhere, for MAF’s headquarters in Chad, solar power is a more sustainable and economically viable option…

    • MAF Scotland raise over £20K for MAF '7&5' Campaign

      MAF Scotland raise over £20K for MAF '7&5' Campaign

      29 Oct 2021

      In the grip of the pandemic, when indoor events were cancelled left, right and centre, MAF Scotland had to get creative when marking MAF’s 75th anniversary. Not one to be defeated, Head of MAF Scotland Heather Malloch and team, set up a joint fundraising initiative with an initial target of £7,500, which was totally smashed by supporters and staff…

    • MAF’s Aerial Health Patrols in PNG go from strength to strength

      MAF’s Aerial Health Patrols in PNG go from strength to strength

      5 Oct 2021

      Four years ago, MAF asked Kompiam Hospital: ‘What would physical and spiritual impact look like in Enga and East Sepik?’ One year on, Kompiam Aerial Health Patrol was born, flying doctors to remote villages in under an hour instead of walking for days to treat patients. Dr Williams shares how MAF has transformed her work and the lives of her people…

    • Five medevacs in five days – saving lives in Papua New Guinea

      Five medevacs in five days – saving lives in Papua New Guinea

      18 Sep 2021

      As one of MAF’s busiest programmes, PNG pilots frequently transport the sick and injured by air in under an hour, avoiding days of treacherous travel by road or river. Saving time, saves lives as MAF’s Annelie Edsmyr reports, one busy week in September…

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