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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


action/2015: Counting down to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development

14 July 2015

What an exciting and vibrant week it has been for HelpAge International in the build up to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD3) in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Partnering up for maximum impact In order to ensu Keep reading (1 Comment)


The Gambella Project: Supporting older refugees

19 June 2015

At the beginning of April, I had a second opportunity to visit HelpAge's project to support South Sudanese refugees in Gambella. Last time, I saw how we had helped over 2,200 older refugees in Tierkidi camp with UNHCR funds.... Keep reading


Running to make a change for older people in Ethiopia

19 May 2015

With help from HelpAge International in Ethiopia, HelpAge Germany is sponsoring two young Ethiopian athletes who are joining its public fundraising efforts. Athlete Chalachew Asmamaw Tiruneh is not new to HelpAge or our cause of supporting older men and Keep reading


Changing the lives of older refugees in Gambella

21 January 2015

I recently flew to Gambella, which I had heard is a very intimidating environment, as the dire situation of the refugees, coupled with harsh conditions of weather and lack of amenities, could make my field visit very difficult. Well,... Keep reading

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