The Eye of the Needle – Outreach to Karamoja

Baptist Mission in Karamoja

MAF was able to fly with our Norwegian MAF representatives to visit the Baptist Mission’s project in Kaabong. The clean air and desert colours of Karamoja, splashed with pink flowered trees made me think of all of the diverse traits of Africa that I love..one part is verdant and laced with jungle and water, another, arid and harsh, but with…

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The Congo Crisis

The Congo Crisis

Recently, the area of Kasai in Congo has erupted because of the killing of 2 government leaders which triggered mass tribal violence and a surge of refugees to flee the region into Kyangwali, West Uganda. (https://reliefweb.int/report/democratic-republic-congo/conflict-and-displacement-kasai-january-2018). Tutapona is one of our valuable partners that are offering much needed trauma counselling to refugees. Candice Lassey recently went on a trip on Tutapona’s…

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Finding Jackson Mataya Safe in Uganda

Finding Jackson Mataya

In January, 2013, I first encountered Jackson, an orphan from Kajo Keji who was severely disabled due to polio. When I first met Jackson in 2012 he was resorting to crawling to school 6kms there and back every day because his 3 wheeler chair had long since rusted. MAF was able to help fly the frame back to Kampala where we located…

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Medical Team International – Health Care Initiative for the Displaced

Medical Team International

At the end of last year, a group of MAF UK visitors flew to Moyo airstrip to visit the work of one of our partners, Medical Team International. MTI are regularly booked on our Northern Shuttle to various locations near to the refugee settlements. The Regional Director, Andrew Hoskins kindly offered to host our team and arranged for 2 vehicles to…

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Restoring Hope Ministries

MAF pilot Rembrand Rodenburg prepares for landing at Chobe airstrip

Pilot Rembrand Rodenburg had the chance to find out more about the work of Restoring Hope Ministries on a recent shuttle flight from Uganda to Buni, DRC. Restoring Hope Ministries work in Dungu, DRC, regarded as a safe haven because of the presence of UN. As a consequence refugees have settled there in the past year. Refugees from both South…

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Bidi Bidi… The World’s Largest Settlement

Bidi Bidi Settlement

Over the ten years I’ve worked for MAF, I’ve witnessed the beauty and transformation our passengers bring about in this hurting world. MAF’s programme in Uganda helps address the problems caused by the violent conflict in South Sudan that resulted in thousands of people taking refuge in Uganda. Last year, I visited Bidi Bidi – the largest refugee settlement in…

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MAF Uganda Training Base

Training Centre

The MAF Uganda program has become an international hub for many of our pilots as its training base expands and participates in upgrading more pilot’s type conversions. The Uganda training base is one of MAF International's training bases, where MAF is providing training for its own pilots (conversion training, supervisory pilot, check pilot, and instructor pilot training). The MAF Line Pilot…

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