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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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Our age-friendly space provides sanctuary and support to older people who have fled Myanmar

07 March 2018

"This space is the only pleasure and comfort for me. I feel that I'm not abandoned, excluded, neglected or rejected. There is still a small space allocated for me in this large camp," said a 62-year-old woman from... Keep reading

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Burundi refugees with disabilities call on camp officials to better meet their needs

12 December 2017

Juvenar is one of thousands of Burundian refugees living in the Nduta refugee camp in Tanzania's western district of Kibondo. He is 65 and struggles to get around due to a disability. He lives alone. Juvenar has a wife and... Keep reading

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Meet Ukraine's frontline humanitarians

17 August 2017

When disaster or conflict happens, people living locally are not only the most affected but often the first to respond and save lives by providing support to those most in need. When it's happening in your community, you may... Keep reading

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What it's like to be an aid worker in Sierra Leone after Ebola

24 July 2017

Glynnis Cummings-John moved from the UK to Sierra Leone during the aftermath of Ebola as a Technical Inclusion Advisor for HelpAge International. She has been instrumental in the development of Sierra Leone's first National Ageing Policy, which will imp Keep reading

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