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Making safe spaces in eastern Ukraine's conflict zone

26 October 2018

Nadezhda Fedorovna slowly pulls herself up to a sitting position on the bed. She smiles at us warmly and offers both hands in greeting, although her fingers can no longer grip. Yulia, a volunteer with HelpAge International's emergency protection-based.. Keep reading

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When older people flee their homes from danger, ageism is a barrier to accessing help

22 October 2018

"We are not given any respect, support and space in decision-making processes. In a recent seed distribution by aid agencies, I was not registered as they said I have no energy to farm" - Philip from South Sudan Philip has... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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Consider inequalities across the life course to improve older women's lives

11 September 2018

Are we really interested in what happens to people in older age? If we take a look at the Sustainable Development Goals we might think so, with their strong message of "leave no one behind". Many of the 17 goals... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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Zar Jan's story: inclusive humanitarian response in Pakistan

13 July 2018

Zar Jan is a 68-year-old man from Orakzai, a fertile valley in the mountains of Waziristan in north-west Pakistan. Until a few years ago, he lived happily with his wife and children in their village, earning a living through... Keep reading (3 Comments)

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Violence and discrimination against older women is compounded in emergencies

08 March 2018

"I've been affected by all the wars here in my lifetime but this one is the worst. It's been so brutal. Because of the crisis we live in tents in poor conditions and I worry because where I... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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