Program Details Papua is located on the western half of the world's second-largest island, New Guinea. Not to be confused with Papua New Guinea on the other side of the island, the Indonesian province of Papua is home to some of the most remote people groups on earth. Rugged mountains, dense jungles, and active volcanoes stand in the way of more than 250 ethnic groups and the outside world. Read More Because of you, MAF can provide vital aviation and radio communications services to Indonesia churches, Christian missions, and non-government organizations (NGOs) ministering in Papua, Indonesia. MAF has served Papua since 1952—reaching more isolated Papuans with Christ’s love by supporting churches and mission efforts, and providing medical assistance, community development, education, crisis relief, and the training and leadership development of Papuans. Many MAF missionary families, and Indonesian staff, fly and maintain MAF aircraft from bases all around Papua. More than 60 mission and humanitarian agencies increase their efficiency and effectiveness through using MAF’s three email hubs and communication networks.