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Age Demands Action campaigners celebrate International Day of Older Persons

16 October 2015

Thousands of older people around the world came together on 1 October to celebrate the 25th International Day of Older Persons. Age Demands Action (ADA) campaigners raised awareness of the importance of protecting the rights of older people under a... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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World Water Week: Haiti elders teach aid agencies a lesson in defeating cholera

20 August 2015

In the southern highlands of Haiti, a programme that started as a test to obtain information about training in the use of a new type of water filter has been taken over by local people. During World Water Week,... Keep reading

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Haiti: Five years after the earthquake, we have a duty not to forget

09 January 2015

It feels like the earthquake happened 20 years ago. Although the memory of it is still in our minds, it does not really come back to haunt us every minute. We are no longer as afraid of entering a... Keep reading (2 Comments)

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Haiti: Older people now have a voice, but there's still a long way to go

07 January 2013

2012 was another challenging year for Haiti. The country never fully recovers from an emergency before another one strikes. More than 400,000 people are still living in temporary camps three years after the January 2010 earthquake and thousands more... Keep reading

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World Humanitarian Day 2012 and older people: Helping them help each other

16 August 2012

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is celebrated internationally on 19 August to raise awareness of humanitarian work and the people who risk their lives to provide aid to people in need. This year's campaign is about inspiring the spirit of... Keep reading

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