Coping with Syrian conflict
The hardships of older refugees
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.
But life as an older refugee throws up huge obstacles and hardship - even from the moment they arrive at Jordan's main refugee camp where the path is poorly-lit, rocky and unstable.
Read more about life as a Syrian refugee in our blog from our Emergencies Coordinator, Amandine.
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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.