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Smiles hide the trauma for older people who fled Burundi for Tanzania's refugee camps

19 August 2016

Until a month ago, I had never visited a refugee camp. I had seen photos and heard stories, but I did not know what to expect. I approached my trip to the camps for refugees from Burundi in Tanzania... Keep reading

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The Pakistani cobbler showing entrepreneurial spirit doesn’t age

12 August 2016

Many older men and women in Pakistan lead difficult lives, struggling to bring in a regular income and getting little financial support from the government. Only 6% of adult workers are covered by social protection, typically government workers. The... Keep reading

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Stronger together: Reinvigorating our dynamic global network of heroes

29 July 2016

The heroes in the HelpAge story have always been the network members and particularly the older people who lead them. Heroes like rights campaigner in Jamaica Kenneth Hemsley who sadly died recently. The HelpAge network is at the heart of... Keep reading

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10 tips for setting up and running a successful age network

19 July 2016

Since 2013, HelpAge International has been involved in the development of age networks in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Together, they are part of the Southern Africa Regional Age Network. Along the way, many lessons ha Keep reading

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5 reasons why HelpAge’s Typhoon Haiyan response was a success

06 July 2016

On 8 November 2013, the strongest cyclone to ever have been recorded hit the Philippines, with winds of around 150mph. It caused widespread devastation and destruction, and killed at least 6,300 people. Typhoon Haiyan, or Typhoon Yolanda as it is... Keep reading

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These blogs are personal reflections and do not necessarily reflect the views of HelpAge International.