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    • MAF partner completes Bible translation for remote Papuan tribe

      MAF partner completes Bible translation for remote Papuan tribe

      1 May 2021

      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 partner, 'Ambassador Aviation' evacuates refugees in Mozambique

      MAF partner, 'Ambassador Aviation' evacuates refugees in Mozambique

      29 Apr 2021

      Dozens of civilians have been killed and nearly 28,000 displaced, following terror attacks in Palma on the northeast coast of Mozambique (UN). Since 31 March, local MAF partner – Ambassador Aviation – has rescued over 500 refugees in a joint emergency evacuation effort…

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

      MAF conducts aerial survey to assess flood damage in Timor Leste

      21 Apr 2021

      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…

    • MAF flies AstraZeneca vaccine to remotest Lesotho

      MAF flies AstraZeneca vaccine to remotest Lesotho

      26 Mar 2021

      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

      22 Mar 2021

      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…

    • 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

      21 Mar 2021

      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…

    • Jo Lamb braves freezing conditions and raises over £1,500 for MAF

      Jo Lamb braves freezing conditions and raises over £1,500 for MAF

      9 Mar 2021

      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. £1,500 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

      8 Mar 2021

      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 flies orthopaedic doctors to treat deformities in remotest Kenya

      MAF flies orthopaedic doctors to treat deformities in remotest Kenya

      4 Mar 2021

      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...

    • Solar power soars in Papua New Guinea

      Solar power soars in Papua New Guinea

      21 Feb 2021

      In the last five years, increasing demand for solar energy installations in Papua New Guinea has resulted in a new Solar and Electrical Department for 'MAF Technologies PNG'. MAF's Joy Suarkia looks back on how they've been meeting the demand…

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