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Zar Jan's story: inclusive humanitarian response in Pakistan

13 July 2018

Zar Jan is a 68 year old man from Orakzai, a fertile valley in the mountains of Waziristan, North West Pakistan. Until a few years ago, he lived happily with his wife and children in their village, earning a... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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Rapid Assessment Method for Older People opens eyes in Africa

10 July 2018

At the end of June, HelpAge International and partners organised a two-day workshop in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa to train various UN, NGO and government organisations on how to use our innovative Rapid Assessment Method for Older People (RAM-OP). RA Keep reading

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Sharing knowledge and experiences to help place accountability at the heart of social protection

22 June 2018

South African grandmothers cross a crocodile-infested river to collect their pensions. In Uganda, family members push frail and sick older people in carts for several kilometres so they can collect their pension. These cases may sound far-fetched, but t Keep reading

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Age Demands Action: End the denial of older people's autonomy and independence

12 June 2018

There's just over a month to go until the eighth Open-ended Working Group on Ageing at the United Nations in New York. Member states will discuss older people's rights to autonomy and independence, as well as long-term care and... Keep reading

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Congratulations to Kenya on the launch of its universal social pension, now how can we help make it a success?

11 June 2018

Starting this week, more than half a million older women and men in Kenya are receiving their first ever pensions. Under the new Government-funded Inua Jamii 70 and Above universal social pension, launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday 2... Keep reading

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