MAF is a not-for-profit team of aviation professionals providing air transport in places of deepest human need - remote places where flying is not a luxury, but a lifeline. For over 60 years, MAF has flown over jungles, mountains, swamps and deserts to bring thousands of men, women and children medical care, emergency relief, long-term development and Christian hope.
NEWS | 20 May, 2015 story and photos courtesy of CARE The village of Yarsa in the Sindhupalchok district of eastern Nepal, had already been seriously damaged by the first earthquake on 25 April. Many homes had been razed to the ground and possessions and food lost. CARE teams were in the village doing an assessment for the needs of the community, when suddenly the second earthquake stuck Nepal on 12 May. During the quake, Nima was trapped under falling rubble from her house. She suffered a severe hip fracture… Read more
NEWS | 16 May, 2015 story and photos LuAnne Cadd Help us reach these devastated communities: Donate here The MAF Disaster Team on the ground in Nepal continues to be extremely busy with the co-ordination work of the helicopter response facility, especially since the second quake earlier this week. Many organisations are having to re-evaluate where they need to deploy staff and aid resources – both to areas hit hardest by the initial quake and the subsequent quakes this week. In some villages,… Read more
NEWS | 8 May, 2015 Story and photos by Dave Forney Please donate today! nepalrelief.maf.org.au On Tuesday 5 May 2015, MAF helped facilitate several flights for a UK medical team to a couple of isolated villages deep in the hard-hit mountains of Northern Nepal. This medical team from the UK are a group of doctors and medics volunteering their time and coordinating their efforts with Save the Children, who have been working in communities due north of Kathmandu towards the Chinese border at Syabru. Daniel… Read more
NEWS | 7 May, 2015 Over the weekend our Disaster Response Team have been working hard in Nepal as part of the urgent relief effort needed following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred 12 days ago (April 25 2015). We initially believed our key involvement would be in helping authorities and relief agencies with logistics at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu including ramp management and planning, cargo handling, warehousing logistics and coordination. However, over the course of the last… Read more
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