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 provides relief flights in response to Cyclone Idai

MAF has been assisting with disaster relief flights in the wake of Cyclone Idai. The powerful tropical cyclone hit the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique. Early reports say there are over 100 deaths and many thousands seriously impacted by this cyclone. On March 14th, Cyclone Idai made landfall at [...]

Sheltering the homeless in Sentani

Heavy rains have caused major flooding and landslides in Sentani, Papua, Indonesia over the past few days. Many lives and homes have been lost in this disaster. MAF staff based in Sentani have been active in helping those in need as they seek the safety of higher ground. MAF [...]

MAF and Medair – Reaching the most vulnerable in remote areas of the world

International emergency relief and recovery organization Medair and Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) have signed a formal agreement to continue working closely together during emergency responses and ongoing humanitarian operations. The partnership between MAF and Medair enables the rapid delivery of life-saving relief, such as health care and safe drinking water, [...]

Reuniting families in the midst of chaos

Stanley Lepar's miraculous reunion story. Today Yayasan MAF Indonesia (MAF) has been busy flying three tons of rice, two full medical teams and medicine to the village of Lindu, 20 minutes south of Palu. This area had been particularly hard hit by the earthquake. In order to expedite the unloading [...]

Medicine for 1,500

MAF and Operation Blessing deliver medicine. Operation Blessing’s Indonesian branch, Obor Berkat (OBI), sent two teams of doctors to Palu just days after the earthquake and tsunami devastated the city leaving homeless and injured residents setting up makeshift tented camps across the town. The doctor/nurse teams began holding clinics, [...]

In just one day

It was a busy Monday for the team of pilots and ground staff in Palu Indonesia for both Yayasan MAF Indonesian’s Kodiak and Helivida’s helicopter, delivering food, a full plane of medicine, two medical evacuations, and flying doctors in and out of two communities cut off by damaged roads. [...]

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