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Papua, Indonesia

MAF has served Papua since 1952, reaching more than 250 ethnic groups by supporting churches and mission efforts, and providing medical assistance, community development, education, crisis relief, and the training and leadership development of Papuans.

With basic services such as education and medical care unavailable in remote areas, countless Papuans suffer from treatable medical conditions such as chronic malaria, skin fungi and malnutrition.

Unreached people groups on the western half of the island live hidden away in rainforests, mountains, and swamps.

From six bases, MAF reaches deep into the interior to bring the Gospel and improve the quality of life for isolated Papuans who have no other way to reach the outside world.

Our three email hubs and communication networks help over 60 missions and humanitarian agencies to increase their efficiency and effectiveness as they seek to meet the country’s needs.

Quick Facts
Main Base:
Programme Began:
Three Cessna 208Bs
One Cessna 208
Five Quest Kodiak 100s
40 International
84 National
Did you know?
We served 17,872 passengers across 103 locations in 2022, and work with 23 partner organisations
Partners on the ground
Ethnos 360
Sekolah Lentera Harapan
GIDI (Papua Church denomination)
GKII (Papua Church denomination)
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