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  • MAF responds to food crisis in southern Madagascar

    MAF responds to food crisis in southern Madagascar

    4 Mar 2022

    It has been described as the ‘worst drought’ Madagascar has seen in 40 years. UNICEF says half a million under-fives will be ‘acutely malnourished’ this year, with another 110,000 facing ‘severe malnourishment’. In response, MAF flew staff from the 'Malagasy Assoc. of Biblical Baptist Churches’ who have been distributing food to the worst hit areas…

  • MAF’s newest aircraft in global fleet replaces the oldest

    MAF’s newest aircraft in global fleet replaces the oldest

    23 Feb 2022

    ‘Wings of Love’ – a new Cessna Grand Caravan - arrived in Lubango, Angola today, replacing MAF’s oldest serving caravan in its global fleet. The 37-year-old Cessna Caravan ‘Wings of Hope’ – which once flew HALO’s demining team in Angola to work with Prince Harry – is retiring after 17,000 flights…

  • ‘People walked 5 hours for a paracetamol’ – Inside MAF PNG’s Aerial Health Patrols

    ‘People walked 5 hours for a paracetamol’ – Inside MAF PNG’s Aerial Health Patrols

    11 Feb 2022

    Indagen is a hidden mountain community in Morobe Province, north-eastern Papua New Guinea. With no roads, it’s only accessible by air or by foot. Decent healthcare is hard to come by. In response, MAF, Braun Hospital and Etep Rural Hospital joined forces this month, enabling hundreds of people to see a doctor for the first time in years…

  • South Sudan’s Tennet tribe receive New Testament in own language for first time

    South Sudan’s Tennet tribe receive New Testament in own language for first time

    29 Jan 2022

    When Arilo Airstrip reopened this month in Eastern Equatoria State after years of civil war and coronavirus travel restrictions, MAF’s first cargo was welcomed with open arms. In partnership with SIL, MAF delivered hundreds of Tennet New Testaments so that people could finally read the Gospel in their own language. MAF’s Jenny Davies reports…

  • MAF flies South Sudanese king and elders to rare inauguration ceremony

    MAF flies South Sudanese king and elders to rare inauguration ceremony

    21 Jan 2022

    Every 22 years, the Omiaha Kingdom of Lopit in southern South Sudan, comes together to celebrate the handover of power to the next ruling generation. MAF flew in outgoing King Charles Alifa Omoro and around 50 elders from Juba Airport to attend the fourteenth traditional ceremony in Ibonni on 16 January. MAF’s Jenny Davies was there…

  • 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…

  • ‘I took the road to Foya and it took 20 hours!’ - with MAF it takes an hour

    ‘I took the road to Foya and it took 20 hours!’ - with MAF it takes an hour

    5 Jan 2022

    Nurse Amy Beyer has been working in Liberia since 2014. With less than 7% of the roads paved outside of Monrovia (source: USAID), and a monsoon season which lasts six months of the year, attempting a road trip in the hardiest of 4x4s is not for the faint-hearted. Amy tells MAF pilot, Steven Biggs, why she chooses MAF for her mission…

  • 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…

  • Christians flourish amongst Tanzania’s Maasai, thanks to MAF support

    Christians flourish amongst Tanzania’s Maasai, thanks to MAF support

    15 Dec 2021

    MAF has partnered with Malambo Bible College for over 35 years. Every year, trained evangelists graduate and every month MAF flies them to remote places to spread the Gospel. Only 63 Christians used to live amongst north Tanzania’s Maasai - today there are over 8,000 converts. MAF's Stuart Ayling attends the latest graduation ceremony…

  • 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…

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