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  • 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…

  • 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’s mountainous airstrip in Myanmar now 97% complete

    MAF’s mountainous airstrip in Myanmar now 97% complete

    31 Mar 2021

    Despite coronavirus mayhem, mountains and monsoons, Lailenpi Airstrip in Chin State, Myanmar, is nearly finished. This extraordinary feat of aviation civil engineering has been seven years in the making....

  • MAF enables nurse to deliver lifesaving training to Liberian health workers

    MAF enables nurse to deliver lifesaving training to Liberian health workers

    27 Mar 2021

    Since nurses like Margot Biggs have delivered the WHO’s 'Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment’ course in Liberia, child mortality rates across Africa have decreased by 45% according to the African Journal of Emergency Medicine. Without MAF however, it would take Margot days to reach these remote locations by road. MAF’s Katie Machell reports…

  • 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…

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