Helicopter · 09/19/2019
The team of mechanics at Helimission in Madagascar is led by a diligent Malagasy. He is supported by expats as well as other Malagasy people.

There are no limits to imagination when it comes to what people wear on their heads! In Papua, Indonesia, many unique and elaborate examples can be found.

History · 09/05/2019
Experienced by Ernie Tanner during his early years in Ethiopia: During my work in the Omo Valley (Valley of Death), men of the Bodi Tribe crossed the Omo River and attacked the Kafa Tribe. They killed 450 people and stole approximately 3,000 cows, sheep and goats. They devastated one village after another.

Medical Operations · 08/29/2019
We got a Medevac call for an elderly man with a serious neck injury who needed to be flown to the hospital. His village, Lokon, is only about 10 minutes flight from our base here in Wamena. At the time, I wasn’t doing solo flights, so Micha and I got the helicopter ready and flew to Lokon.

Medical Operations · 08/22/2019
A friend, who is building an orphanage in the southeast of the island, called our base. Someone had had a serious motorcycle accident. He had received some initial emergency medical care, but any further surgery would have to be done in the capital city, Antananarivo, and the wounded man would not survive the three-day journey by road.

Medical Operations · 08/15/2019
According to the media, the recent outbreak of measles has already caused over 1200 deaths. Madagascar is facing an unprecedented measles epidemic. By March 2019, over 115,000 cases had been recorded.

Disasters · 08/08/2019
Following the terrible civil war in Rwanda 25 years ago, thousands of people fled to Goma in the province of Kivu in the Congo. Helimission was there with two helicopters and provided aid.

General News · 07/31/2019
In Switzerland, preparations for celebrating the national holiday are in full swing! It commemorates the “Letter of Alliance” signed by Switzerland’s three original cantons in 1291.

Development Aid · 07/25/2019
A 4-day walk to school - or your own school building? The children of Maruma, in the upper Kora valley in Papua, rejoiced when a schoolhouse was built for them in their own village!

The Mursi people live in the remote valleys of southern Ethiopia. The Mursi women decorate their bodies not only with body paint, but with painful decorative scars and lip plates.

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