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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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