Angola 2018-05-14T21:06:00+00:00


MAF began operating in Angola in 1989 to provide essential support for NGOs, missions and churches in a country still in the grip of civil war.

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 began in 2015.

Main base


Program began


Aircraft used

Cessna 182 SMA (x2)
Cessna 208 (x1)


3 international

Did you know?

We served 336 passengers across 55 locations in 2014, and worked with 15 partner organisations

Main partners

Action Against Hunger
Evangelical Medical Centre of Lubango (CEML)
Halo Trust
Norwegian Peoples Aid
Red Cross
Rise International
Samaritan’s Purse

MAF Flying Doctor service in Angola

(video by MAF Pilot, Marijn Goud)

Stories about
MAF in Angola

Mining for Mines

February 8th, 2017|

Following Princess Dianna's visit 20 years ago this month, MAF celebrates 2 decades of de-mining support in the country of Angola. Story and Photos: Nick Frey Landmines are usually something one would try to [...]

Drought impacts the lives of thousands

July 22nd, 2013|

Drought continues to impact southern Angola and thousands of lives are at risk. In 1975 Angola became independent from Portugal resulting in a 27 year civil war that crippled the existing infrastructure. MAF began [...]

serving in Angola

Marcel & Kelly Boers
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Mark & Janna
Hospital Administrator
Marijn & Noortje Goud