Tag Archives: disaster response

Processing Cyclone Idai

I just returned home from Beira, Mozambique, after helping with the MAF response to Cyclone Idai. We showed up on the first day the Beira Airport reopened after being battered by the storm. We arrived on our Cessna Caravan that is normally based in Nampula, in the northern part of the country. The emergency response […]

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 […]

A Good Day’s Work

Here is the next blog post in our series by the MAF wives. This is a recent day in the life of Liz Schandorff at the Haiti program. It’s a bit unusual in that she’s been working in the MAF Haiti hangar office for several weeks, helping with the Hurricane Matthew response.

4:20 a.m. – Wake to […]

Helping Victims of Haiyan—What Can You Do?

Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines with nearly unprecedented force—leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands impacted. In the wake of such a tragedy, people and organizations across the world were asking the question: “What can we do?”

How MAF is helping

Mission Aviation Fellowship sent disaster response personnel to the Philippines to assess the situation and determine […]