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    • 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…

    • South Sudan – Struggling to convince people that coronavirus is actually here

      South Sudan – Struggling to convince people that coronavirus is actually here

      14 May 2020

      MAF Pilot, Daniel Gill, has had to adapt to his ‘new normal’ in South Sudan like the rest of us, but what if your community doesn’t believe that the virus is present? Daniel shares how life has changed and how people are responding to the pandemic…

    • 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…

    • Bangladesh – a state of emergency or a state of readiness?

      Bangladesh – a state of emergency or a state of readiness?

      26 Apr 2020

      While nations declare a ‘state of emergency’ in the face of coronavirus, MAF Pilot and Bangladesh Country Director, Mark Blomberg, declares a ‘state of readiness’ to serve the people of Bangladesh, particularly those living in the largest refugee settlement in the world, based around Kutupalong and Nayaparain in Cox’s Bazar…

    • South Sudan – Standing on the edge of a precipice

      South Sudan – Standing on the edge of a precipice

      14 Apr 2020

      Jenny Davies started her new communications job with MAF in South Sudan back in February, not long after the pandemic started. In a country with only a handful of ventilators and a soaring cost of living, Jenny describes daily life in Juba and how the authorities are responding to coronavirus…

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