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Let's better integrate development approaches into refugee responses

20 June 2017

The past few years have seen several conflicts around the world driving people from their homes in search of safety and security in other countries. Many find themselves in refugee camps where governments and humanitarian agencies provide vital support. Keep reading

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Intergenerational solidarity is helping tackle ageism in Nigeria

21 November 2016

In my country Nigeria, older people are discriminated against on a daily basis. Many people want nothing to do with them. They are considered an economic burden that has no value in society. In Calabar, Benin City and some other... Keep reading (18 Comments)

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Harnessing the press to get Malawi talking about its forthcoming universal pension

01 September 2016

In October 2015, HelpAge was asked by our partner the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare in Malawi to carry out a universal pension feasibility study in collaboration with the Malawi Network of Organisations for Older People... Keep reading

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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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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 (1 Comment)

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