Disaster relief, emergency flights, and refugee care2018-03-17T18:39:11+00:00

Disaster relief, emergency flights, and refugee care

When disaster strikes and people are cut off from the help they need. When communities are devastated by famine or drought. MAF works with hundreds of partner organizations to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of thousands of communities in over 30 of the world’s poorest countries.

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MAF continues logistics support in response to Hurricane Dorian

MAF is continuing to provide logistics support in response to Hurricane Dorian. John Woodberry (Flight Ops Coordination) and Brent Palmer (Caravan pilot) are assisting the SP response by supporting the flight operation delivering critical supplies and people to the right place at the right time. According to Hannah with Samaritan’s [...]

MAF provides support in the wake of Hurricane Dorian

MAF is continuing to provide surge support staff to Samaritan’s Purse (SP) and Missionary Flight International (MFI) in their response to Hurricane Dorian that hit the Bahamas on September 1. Reports say there are 70,000 people homeless in Abaco (part of the Bahamas) and the surrounding islands. There are [...]

Building bridges in South Sudan

CAFOD and sister agency, Trócaire, both have a long history of working in South Sudan through church and non-church partners who support vulnerable people in communities. CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) and its sister agency, Trócaire, both have a long history of working in South Sudan through church and [...]

MAF responds to Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique

While still struggling to recover from the devastation of Cyclone Idai in March, Mozambique was hit again by another cyclone, Kenneth, in April. MAF flights continue to deliver aid and relief to those in need in the midst of the unprecedented devastation from two severe tropical storms making landfall [...]

March 25 update on MAF relief efforts in Mozambique

The MAF team is busy conducting survey flights for the many NGOs and agencies that are now arriving in Beira to provide aid, such as UNHAS, World Vision, International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP), Samaritan’s Purse, World Food Program, and Red Cross. MAF staff Jill Holmes reports: “A week ago today [...]

MAF continues relief flights in response to Cyclone Idai

The Ambassador Aviation (MAF) team in Mozambique continues their Cyclone Idai disaster response work, using the Cessna 208 Caravan from the Nampula, Mozambique base. Recent flights have provided tents, hygiene kits, family kits, and other items from Chimoio to Beira for use at Internally Displaced People (IDP) camps. MAF [...]

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