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  • 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…

  • Separated and stranded by lockdown – one MAF family’s nightmare

    Separated and stranded by lockdown – one MAF family’s nightmare

    12 Apr 2020

    With the rainy season fast approaching in Chad, MAF Pilot and Operations Manager, Becki Dillingham, had to complete some mandatory training in Uganda so flying could continue. Kissing her family goodbye, Becki expected to return three weeks later. Little did she know, the pandemic would scupper her plans and leave her stranded and separated from her family for 32 days….

  • Coronavirus world news

    Coronavirus world news

    7 Apr 2020

    As the pandemic progresses, we get the latest from MAF staff...

  • Coronavirus - MAF flights drop to 20% across Africa

    Coronavirus - MAF flights drop to 20% across Africa

    6 Apr 2020

    In the fight against coronavirus, ‘lockdown’, ‘self-isolation’ and ‘social distancing’ have become the global norm in recent weeks. As this unprecedented disease plagues the planet, we explore how Mission Aviation Fellowship’s work has been impacted across Africa...

  • A balancing act in Lesotho – how do you help the sick without spreading coronavirus?

    A balancing act in Lesotho – how do you help the sick without spreading coronavirus?

    2 Apr 2020

    As Lesotho in southern Africa enters into lockdown, MAF Pilot Grant Strugnell, describes the fragile reality of meeting the medical needs of the isolated, without infecting them with a potentially fatal disease…

  • Liberia – Mission Aviation Fellowship’s first ever coronavirus related flight

    Liberia – Mission Aviation Fellowship’s first ever coronavirus related flight

    28 Mar 2020

    On the morning of Saturday 28th March, MAF Pilot Steven Biggs, was enjoying a cup of coffee in bed, when he was asked to help Liberia’s Ministry of Health with a suspected coronavirus case in the remote town of Zwedru. In MAF’s first ever Covid-19 related mission, Steven flew to the rescue…

  • Kampala in lockdown – a very different place

    Kampala in lockdown – a very different place

    22 Mar 2020

    MAF Uganda Comms Officer, Jill Vine, has been serving with MAF since 2007. The mum of three is married to MAF Pilot, Greg Vine. Together, they’ve been navigating their new norm – life in lockdown. Jill lifts the lid on life in the capital, Kampala…

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