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This Chair Rocks: Ashton Applewhite and the revolution against ageism

27 May 2016

When thinking about ageing stereotypes, perhaps the most common image that comes to mind is that of the rocking chair. Passive and withdrawn - in motion without getting anywhere. This image of a grandparent snoozing in a large wicker... Keep reading

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Drought-stricken Ethiopia needs an inclusive emergency response

26 May 2016

Beginning last year, Ethiopia has been facing alarming food insecurity instigated by the impact of El Ni o. Across the country, drought has impacted the lives of countless communities, leaving them in dire need of immediate emergency relief. An estimat Keep reading

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World Humanitarian Summit: An opportunity to pave the way for inclusive humanitarian responses

19 May 2016

Throughout the different humanitarian crises across the world, one problem persists - the needs of vulnerable groups continue to go uncovered (in conflicts and disasters). The needs of the most marginalised people - children, youth, older people, people w Keep reading

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Digital inclusion for older people: The HelpAge India experiment!

18 May 2016

When Ishanti Ghose sipped her espresso at work on a Monday morning while recounting to her colleagues her weekend spent giving her grandmother technology lessons, little had she known that just a friendly conversation with her coworkers would gradually... Keep reading (2 Comments)

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Smarter humanitarian financing needed to reach the most vulnerable

17 May 2016

At this month's World Humanitarian Summit, financing is high on the agenda for member states, UN agencies and NGOs alike. There is an increasing gap between the extent of humanitarian need in the world and the funding on offer... Keep reading

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