Port-au-Prince – Oct. 4, 2016
As Hurricane Matthew pounds Haiti with rain and wind, Mission Aviation Fellowship’s Disaster Response Team is preparing to respond.
MAF has been providing air service in Haiti since 1986, and has a permanent base in Port-au-Prince. Six MAF missionary families and 15 Haitian staff are sheltering in their homes. The team […]
SHELL, Ecuador — April 17, 2016 — Alas de Socorro del Ecuador (ADSE), the MAF affiliate organization based in Shell, Ecuador, is assessing needs and ready to respond following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred Saturday, April 16, on Ecuador’s coast.
On Sunday, an ADSE medevac flight carried two children to medical care. According to David […]
Airport meeting gives insight into what British Charity CAN is doing in Nepal
Doug Scott, CBE, made the first British ascent of [the south-west face of] Everest in 1975, and since then has wanted to help the mountain people of Nepal. He founded UK based charity, Community Action Nepal (CAN). Since CAN started operation in 1994 […]
By Angela Harding It’s my first time in a helicopter1 and when Captain Tord Niklas asks me what I think, I instinctively reply that it’s surreal… the’ lighter than air’ sensation as we gently lift off the ground is something that you don’t experience in a fixed wing aircraft. It’s out of this world! It’s […]
Here are also some short stories demonstrating the difference the helicopter facility is making:
Lakpa and Sanatan, Nepali Volunteers
Lakpa and Sanatan survived the Nepal earthquake intact in Kathmandu, but felt desperate to help their fellow countrymen who were suffering. Through friends and a Facebook plea for volunteers, they and many others began contacting their foreign friends […]
How an inflatable can impact a disaster response effort
It looks like an eight-foot beach ball. But when a disaster strikes—like an earthquake or typhoon— this inflatable device is much handier than its simpler cousin.
In fact, it can be a game changer.
When a major disaster occurs, like Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines or the 2010 Haiti […]