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Genocide in Rwanda left many people growing older alone and depressed - social inclusion could be the answer

20 April 2017

More than 20 years on from the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, many of the country's older people continue to be affected by it in new and troubling ways. Hundreds of thousands of people lost relatives or were separated from their... Keep reading (4 Comments)

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Intergenerational solidarity is helping tackle ageism in Nigeria

21 November 2016

In my country Nigeria, older people are discriminated against on a daily basis. Many people want nothing to do with them. They are considered an economic burden that has no value in society. In Calabar, Benin City and some other... Keep reading (18 Comments)

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Smiles hide the trauma for older people who fled Burundi for Tanzania's refugee camps

19 August 2016

Until a month ago, I had never visited a refugee camp. I had seen photos and heard stories, but I did not know what to expect. I approached my trip to the camps for refugees from Burundi in Tanzania... Keep reading

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5 reasons why HelpAge's Typhoon Haiyan response was a success

06 July 2016

On 8 November 2013, the strongest cyclone to ever have been recorded hit the Philippines, with winds of around 150mph. It caused widespread devastation and destruction, and killed at least 6,300 people. Typhoon Haiyan, or Typhoon Yolanda as it is... Keep reading

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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

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