South Sudan 2018-05-14T21:23:27+00:00

South Sudan

MAF has served the people of South Sudan since 1950, though we were forced to leave in 1964 when civil war broke out

We resumed in 1977 for a further 6 years. Since 1983, flying into South Sudan has continued from Kenya and Uganda, and we now have a programme in the capital Juba.

After several decades of civil war, South Sudan became the world’s newest nation on 9 July 2011, when more than 3.8 million South Sudanese voted to separate from the north in an historic referendum.

More than two million people died in two civil wars that preceded independence. Today, South Sudan is once again in turmoil.

Continuing border disputes with neighbouring Sudan and internal struggles within the government have resulted once again in conflict and upheaval for war-weary citizens.
The impending food crisis for the 3.4 million displaced people unable to plant crops or harvest food is looming in 2015.

Though rich in oil, South Sudan has one of the world’s most undeveloped economies.
In the face of overwhelming need, MAF is enabling over 100 partners to treat patients, assist refugees, spread the Gospel, disciple believers, aid redevelopment, and provide education, healthcare, food, clean water and essential supplies.

We also provide emergency evacuations when violence erupts.

Main base


Program began


Aircraft used

Cessna 206 (x1)
Cessna 208 (x3)


12 international
55 national

Did you know?

We served 3,468 passengers across 88 locations in 2014, and work with 133 partner organisations

Main partners

AIM International
Every Village
Far Reaching Ministries
IMA World Health
Save the Children
World Vision

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