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From victims to game changers: older people can transform disaster risk reduction

13 June 2017

The world is changing rapidly. Global warming has seen a rise in temperature of about 0.8 C in the past century, leading to greater environmental and climatic risks. This is a threat to life and livelihoods, warned a report by... Keep reading

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Looking back on action/2015 - a movement giving a voice to older people

08 January 2016

There are many things HelpAge and its network can be proud of when looking back on 2015. Throughout the year, 1.4 million older people accessed health, HIV and care services, and around 850,000 of the world's most vulnerable older... Keep reading

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Knowledge is life: older people a key resource in disaster risk reduction

12 October 2015

Through HelpAge's disaster risk reduction (DRR) work with communities and older people's associations, we have found that older people often hold very valuable knowledge. On International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction, we look at how this insight can be. Keep reading

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Older age: a double whammy for women?

01 October 2015

After a lifetime of providing unpaid care for friends and family, older women often live in poverty with no one to care for them. Ageing is inevitable, but its gendered injustices are not. The trend of global ageing Over the first... Keep reading

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Older campaigners: Building momentum towards the SDGs

01 July 2015

Over 22 million people took action throughout May as part of the global action/2015 coalition campaign. HelpAge organised Action All Ages day on 22 May as part of this worldwide mobilisation. And what a day it was! Archbishop Desmond Tutu... Keep reading

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