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    • Papua New Guinea – MAF’s work put on school curriculum during pandemic

      Papua New Guinea – MAF’s work put on school curriculum during pandemic

      14 Jul 2020

      MAF has partnered with Oksapmin Secondary School for thirteen years in the remote PNG village of Tekin, but for the first time, MAF has found its way onto the curriculum of one of the country’s best performing schools. MAF PNG’s Comms Officer, Mandy Glass, came up with the initiative during the pandemic…

    • MAF closes operations in Mongolia after 19 years of service

      MAF closes operations in Mongolia after 19 years of service

      30 Jun 2020

      MAF in Mongolia – known as ‘Blue Sky Aviation’ – has ceased operating, following a detailed viability study. In two decades, Mongolia’s infrastructure has improved, reducing the demand for MAF’s services. We look back on what MAF has achieved in this unique country…

    • South Sudan - Keeping coronavirus out of Kuron

      South Sudan - Keeping coronavirus out of Kuron

      8 Jun 2020

      MAF Pilot, Wim Hobo, has been regularly flying to the award winning ‘Holy Trinity Peace Village’ in Kuron for four years. This time, essential supplies include face masks and educational resources to keep coronavirus at bay…

    • MAF Uganda makes its first emergency relief flight to flood-hit Kasese District since lockdown began

      MAF Uganda makes its first emergency relief flight to flood-hit Kasese District since lockdown began

      29 May 2020

      As coronavirus restrictions lift across Uganda and heavy rains ease up, MAF is finally permitted to make its first emergency disaster relief flight to the flood-hit district of Kasese. MAF Uganda’s Communications Officer - Jill Vine, brings us the latest…

    • Madagascar - Transporting essential child vaccines during a pandemic

      Madagascar - Transporting essential child vaccines during a pandemic

      13 May 2020

      Every year, thousands of newborns in Madagascar need vital vaccines to survive childhood. Despite coronavirus, on the 13th and 14th May, MAF was permitted to transport these vaccines in partnership with UNICEF. MAF Comms Officer, Charlotte Pedersen, explains the challenges involved…

    • MAF pays tribute to pilot and friend, the late Joyce Lin

      MAF pays tribute to pilot and friend, the late Joyce Lin

      12 May 2020

      Having completed her first solo flight for MAF in March, 40-year-old Joyce Lin from Colorado, was looking forward to living out her God inspired dream – serving others in far-flung places through aviation. For reasons only known to God, Joyce was tragically killed in a plane crash in Papua. We celebrate her life…

    • MAF meets PPE and anti-venom needs in Morehead, Papua New Guinea

      MAF meets PPE and anti-venom needs in Morehead, Papua New Guinea

      10 May 2020

      For twenty years, Morehead District in Papua New Guinea has struggled without adequate anti-venom supplies. When coronavirus took the world by storm, another shortage became obvious – PPE. Thanks to MAF, the region’s health workers can now treat their patients without fear…

    • Coronavirus and deadly flash floods could spell double disaster for Uganda

      Coronavirus and deadly flash floods could spell double disaster for Uganda

      7 May 2020

      Heavy rain on 7th May caused four rivers in the Kasese District in western Uganda to burst their banks. Already suffering from life in lockdown since 30th March, communities must now contend with destroyed homes and displaced people. MAF is responding as best it can…

    • Northern Uganda - Broadcasting hope to thousands of child refugees during a pandemic

      Northern Uganda - Broadcasting hope to thousands of child refugees during a pandemic

      30 Apr 2020

      When coronavirus reared its ugly head in East Africa, it became clear that ways of working in Adjumani Refugee Camp in Northern Uganda had to change. MAF partner, Tutapona - which provides trauma counselling to people affected by war – had to get creative about how to support child refugees…

    • Arnhem Land – free from coronavirus, but not complacent

      Arnhem Land – free from coronavirus, but not complacent

      29 Apr 2020

      As global coronavirus cases reportedly exceed 4 million with more than 300,000 * people succumbing to the pandemic, Arnhem Land – a remote wilderness in northern Australia – has not seen any infections*. Programme Director for MAF Arnhem Land, Ruth Jack, is working hard to keep it that way and explains the challenges involved…

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