• MAF assists The HALO Trust with new demining project in Angola

    MAF assists The HALO Trust with new demining project in Angola

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    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 delivers copies of Bible in Chadian Arabic for the first time

    MAF delivers copies of Bible in Chadian Arabic for the first time

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    25 years in the making, the entire Bible has finally been translated into Chadian Arabic. On 28 May, MAF delivered copies to the remote northern town of Bardaï and dispatched a further batch to Dar Sila in eastern Chad on 24 June. MAF’s Katie Machell reports…

  • MAF PNG at 70 – retired pilot Max Meyers meanders down memory lane

    MAF PNG at 70 – retired pilot Max Meyers meanders down memory lane

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    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 enables nurse to deliver lifesaving training to Liberian health workers

    MAF enables nurse to deliver lifesaving training to Liberian health workers

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    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…

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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…

  • HF radio throws a lifeline to islanders ahead of PNG’s new restrictions

    HF radio throws a lifeline to islanders ahead of PNG’s new restrictions

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    As Covid cases skyrocket in Papua New Guinea, never before has communication been more vital for remote islanders. MAF Technologies PNG was able to install High Frequency radio for the first time on Wuvulu Island just before PNG’s Prime Minister announced his latest ‘national isolation strategy’. MAF’s Joy Suarkia reports…

  • MAF partner, 'Ambassador Aviation' evacuates refugees in Mozambique

    MAF partner, 'Ambassador Aviation' evacuates refugees in Mozambique

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    Thousands of people have fled Palma on the northeast coast of Mozambique following terror attacks on 24 March. Since 31 March, local MAF partner – Ambassador Aviation – has rescued more than 1,000 refugees in a joint emergency evacuation effort…

  • MAF flies AstraZeneca vaccine to remotest Lesotho

    MAF flies AstraZeneca vaccine to remotest Lesotho

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    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…

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