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An insightful, entertaining and impactful ADA campaign in Southern Africa

23 October 2013

This 1 October, the UN International Day of Older Persons, our Age Demands Action campaign across Southern Africa was impactful, insightful and entertaining. In South Africa, HelpAge Affiliate's Sabona Sonke made a huge contribution to the issue of older. Keep reading


Great ambition at the UN General Assembly

02 October 2013

Last week I attended this year's UN General Assembly, which had a strong focus on reviewing the Millennium Development Goals and discussing what the future Sustainable Development Goals should target beyond 2015. The peak of the week was the... Keep reading


Syria conflict: Life as an older refugee

02 April 2013

HelpAge's Amandine Allaire has been talking to older Syrian refugees in Jordan about their experiences. Here she tells us their stories of what life is really like as an older refugee in the camps and cities in Jordan. Flight... Keep reading


Syrian refugees in Jordan struggle to survive current crisis

05 March 2013

In my role as HelpAge's Emergencies Health and Nutrition Advisor, I recently travelled to Jordan. My aim was to collect information on the humanitarian situation and response to the Syrian refugee crisis by meeting relevant stakeholders including UN agenc Keep reading (3 Comments)


China's amended law and what it means for older people

10 January 2013

The Washington Post has recently reported on a new law in China which requires children to visit their older parents, lest they want to be sued. The article states: "A rapidly developing China is facing increasing difficulty in caring... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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