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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)


World AIDS Day: Zero discrimination against older people with HIV, please

27 November 2012

This World AIDS Day, here in Kenya, we will be focusing on health services for older people paying particular attention to their experience when coming to hospital and clinics. In Kenya there are around 1.8 million older people (aged... Keep reading


DRC crisis: Older people and a lifetime of conflict

27 November 2012

In August, I visited the HelpAge office in Goma, DRC. What struck me immediately was the tight security around the town. I realised that people there live with extreme caution. During my visit, I went to Mugunga refugee camp.... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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