1.5 million lives were lost and 4 million displaced in the 27 years of fighting from 1975 to 2002.
During that time, the warring MPLA and UNITA parties laid an estimated 10 million landmines in strategic locations, encircling communities and endangering roads.
Today, MAF partners like HALO are helping to recover these landmines one by one, improving the prospects of 21.47 million Angolans, many of whom rely on subsistence agriculture for their livelihoods.
With some of the world’s worst health outcomes and less than 2 doctors per 10,000 people, MAF is multiplying the ministry of medical partners like Kalukembe Mission Hospital by flying doctors into remote areas.
Flights transferring patients with acute medical and surgical needs from rural clinics to partner hospitals in larger towns will begin in 2015.