Refugees' growing debt problem
They tried to stay in Syria as long as they could, but after the health system collapsed thousands of older people and their families were forced to flee.
Now Syrian refugees in urban areas of Jordan are coping with a new and growing problem; that of debt. The rate of families in debt has doubled since October, as many have used the savings and assets they had to survive.
Read more about this worrying rise in debt among urban Syrian refugees in Andrew's blog.
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Working with older people: Practical guidelines
Do you work with older people in the developing world? Need practical information on how to tailor programmes to older people's needs?
We have new practical guidelines for programme managers and people working with older people, drawing on experience in the HelpAge network.
Please use the guidelines for your own work, training or as a basis for producing more detailed, locally relevant materials.