Category Archives: Disaster

Cyclone Idai Disaster Response

Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall on the evening of 14 March through Beira City, Sofala province, Mozambique. Even before the storm, this area was already being affected by heavy rains and flooding, with an estimated 17,000 people displaced and 66 deaths prior to the storm.

 

Families seek refuge from flooding caused by Cyclone Idai […]

Update: Flooding in Sentani, Papua

MAF staff in Sentani, Papua, report that many are displaced and some have died due to heavy rains, flooding, and landslides in Sentani.

According to Mike Brown, MAF program manager in Papua, “Roads are getting cleared, but there are long waits to go just a few miles. The death toll I’m hearing is between 50 and […]

MAF responds to crisis in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Following an earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, MAF is mobilizing our personnel and airplanes to help. MAF has some 150 staff and 15 aircraft based full-time in Papua and Kalimantan, Indonesia. We expect an MAF team and one airplane to arrive in Palu on Tuesday to assess needs and set up […]

MAF Mobilizes Disaster Response Team Following Earthquake in PNG

MOUNT HAGEN, Papua New Guinea – Feb. 27, 2018 — Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has mobilized its disaster response team to provide assistance following a devastating earthquake in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Monday morning, Feb. 26, the southern highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG) […]

Hurricane Maria Leaves Destruction Across The Caribbean

Hurricane Maria Leaves Destruction Across The Caribbean, Mission Aviation Fellowship Providing Assistance

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Sept. 21, 2017

Hurricane Maria has ripped apart homes and caused destruction across Dominica, Barbuda, and other islands already reeling from the effects of Hurricane Irma earlier this month. As families in the Caribbean struggle to recover, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) […]

MAF Disaster Response Personnel At Work In St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Sept. 13, 2017

MAF disaster response staff are on the ground in St. Maarten, an island nation in the Caribbean that has been devastated by Hurricane Irma. They are assessing the situation to determine how MAF can use its aviation and communication services to best help those in need. An airplane from MAF-Suriname […]