MAF is the world’s largest humanitarian airline, bringing Christian help, hope and healing to those in need.
No time to waste
This year has been one to remember. We’ve been told to isolate and avoid contact with others – an alien concept in the UK. Yet for those living in places like Liberia, Mozambique and Timor-Leste, being so far from roads, education and healthcare is a daily reality. Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), which brings help, hope and healing to 27 developing nations, flies light aircraft across hostile landscapes to eliminate precious hours, even days, from travel times. Saving time often saves lives.
A request for an urgent medevac came in — a fivemonth-old baby needed treatment for a parasitic flesh-eating condition. Given that she lives in a remote Liberian village, it was feared she wouldn’t survive the ten-hour motorbike journey to ELWA Hospital in the capital Monrovia. Thanks to MAF, mother and baby were flown straight to the hospital in just one hour by MAF pilots Roy Rissanen and Steven Biggs. After two operations, the little girl is responding well.
Over 70,000 people fled Palma on the northeast coast of Mozambique following terror attacks on earlier this year. MAF affiliate Ambassador Aviation has rescued more than 1,000 refugees on 150 flights in an emergency evacuation effort. On the first two 60-minute roundtrips from Palma to the region’s capital Pemba, Ambassador Aviation evacuated 13 adults, 12 children and six babies.
MAF Timor-Leste received a call to medevac a woman with a complicated pregnancy. She had been in labour for over 24 hours and wasn’t progressing fast enough. The woman was safely flown from her island to the hospital on the mainland in just 13 minutes, saving her hours of uncomfortable travel over the sea.
For over 75 years, MAF has been flying over jungles, mountains, rivers and deserts to help isolated people in hard-to-reach places. Every six minutes, an MAF plane is taking off or landing somewhere in the world, bringing hope to thousands of people. Your gifts can help keep us flying for life today and long into the future.
HELP US TO CONTINUE FLYING FOR LIFE It costs just £60 to fuel an MAF flight and reach the furthest corners of the world. Please consider giving a gift today.
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