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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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Gaza crisis: Voices from the field

20 August 2014

It has been extremely difficult to get hold of all the items we need to distribute to older people but we have managed it. One time I went out, shooting started all around me and 24 people died in that... Keep reading

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World Humanitarian Day: Humanitarian Heroes

19 August 2014

Today, 19 August, is World Humanitarian Day - the day in 2003 when 22 aid workers were killed when the UN headquarters in Baghdad were bombed. It's a day to an occasion to remember all the people who have lost... Keep reading

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Gaza crisis: We can't afford food or medicine

11 August 2014

Mr Shehada is 74 and an ADA leader living in Gaza. A member of the Arab Union of Writers and the Palestinian Writers and Journalists Union, Mr Shehada has spent years campaigning for the most vulnerable. He is a... Keep reading

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Gaza crisis: So many people have lost everything

08 August 2014

I crossed into Gaza on Wednesday and visited one of the worst hit areas – Shejaiya, in Gaza City – where relatives of our Security and Logistics Officer, Muaid, live. He and his wife hosted 36 family members in... Keep reading

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