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    • MAF delivers more coronavirus vaccine to Kalimantan as cases soar

      MAF delivers more coronavirus vaccine to Kalimantan as cases soar

      12 Jul 2021

      Indonesia has overtaken India as Asia’s ‘Covid-19 hotspot’. Kalimantan in the Indonesian part of Borneo is experiencing a surge of cases. In response, MAF has flown out medics, batches of the Sinovac vaccine and coronavirus tests to contain the outbreak…

    • MAF’s Kodiak PK-MVK makes her first flight in Papua

      MAF’s Kodiak PK-MVK makes her first flight in Papua

      7 Jul 2021

      On 7 July, MAF’s latest aircraft - PK-MVK - finally made her first operational flight to Emdoman Village following months of coronavirus travel restrictions. On board the one-hour flight were boxes of the New Testament and food supplies destined for remote communities in the central mountainous region of Yahukimo Regency…

    • MAF delivers copies of Bible in Chadian Arabic for the first time

      MAF delivers copies of Bible in Chadian Arabic for the first time

      24 Jun 2021

      25 years in the making, the entire Bible has finally been translated into Chadian Arabic. On 28 May, MAF delivered copies to the remote northern town of Bardaï and dispatched a further batch to Dar Sila in eastern Chad on 24 June. MAF’s Katie Machell reports…

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

      MAF partner, 'Ambassador Aviation' evacuates refugees in Mozambique

      21 Jun 2021

      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 Technologies PNG’s drive to prevent deadly coronavirus misinformation

      MAF Technologies PNG’s drive to prevent deadly coronavirus misinformation

      10 Jun 2021

      Human Rights Watch is calling on PNG's authorities to stop disinformation about Covid-19. As coronavirus takes its toll, a growing number of women are being accused of sorcery - at least five have been brutally attacked since March. In response, MAF Technologies PNG is raising vital awareness about the disease...

    • MAF assists The HALO Trust with new demining project in Angola

      MAF assists The HALO Trust with new demining project in Angola

      15 May 2021

      It’s been 19 years since Angola’s civil war ended, but still the country is riddled with landmines, which continue to devastate the lives of ordinary people. This month, work started in Cuando Cubango Province in the south, to rid the area of 153 minefields. It would not be possible for HALO to do their work without MAF pilots like Marijn Goud…

    • MAF PNG at 70 – retired pilot Max Meyers meanders down memory lane

      MAF PNG at 70 – retired pilot Max Meyers meanders down memory lane

      7 May 2021

      On 7 May 1951, MAF conducted its first ever flight in Papua New Guinea. 70 years later, MAF is still going strong and is the longest serving operator in the country. Max joined MAF PNG as a pilot in 1961. From thousands of flights over 17 years, Max remembers one passenger who he’ll never forget…

    • MAF establishes new programme in Guinea, West Africa

      MAF establishes new programme in Guinea, West Africa

      5 May 2021

      Following three years of extensive research, MAF is setting up its latest operation in Guinea. An in-depth study has revealed that the presence of a consistent, sustainable domestic airline will greatly enhance development and support the work of aid agencies and Christian ministry in the country…

    • Greer Lowe cycles 75 miles for his 75th birthday, raising over £11,000 for MAF

      Greer Lowe cycles 75 miles for his 75th birthday, raising over £11,000 for MAF

      2 May 2021

      Greer Lowe - fundraiser and father of MAF pilot Jonathan Lowe – loves cycling. To mark his 75th birthday, Greer led a cycling challenge with friends along the Northern Irish coast in aid of MAF’s 7&5 Challenge. MAF’s Jo Lamb takes up the story…

    • 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…

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