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World Humanitarian Summit: An opportunity to pave the way for inclusive humanitarian responses

19 May 2016

Throughout the different humanitarian crises across the world, one problem persists - the needs of vulnerable groups continue to go uncovered (in conflicts and disasters). The needs of the most marginalised people - children, youth, older people, people w Keep reading

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"HelpAge has given me hope that help is near": Tackling diabetes in Jamaica

07 April 2016

Non-communicable diseases account for 79% of deaths in Jamaica, of which diabetes complications cause 11%. In spite of this, the Caribbean country has few systems in place to address these growing figures. HelpAge International and the World Diabetes Fou Keep reading

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World Humanitarian Day: Sharing humanity in South Sudan and Syria

19 August 2015

Today marks World Humanitarian Day - a time to recognise the selfless dedication and spirit of aid workers across the world who put their own lives at risk to help others in need. Held since 2009, the day was inaugurated... Keep reading

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Hidden victims of the Syria conflict: older and disabled refugees living in despair

20 June 2014

Today on World Refugee Day, we are highlighting the plight of older refugees and refugees living with disabilities and injuries - the hidden victims of the Syria conflict. It has been over three years since the first Syrians became... Keep reading

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World Refugee Day: Older Syrians without hope

20 June 2013

HelpAge International and Handicap International have recently begun work assisting Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Claire Catherinet, Inclusion Adviser for HelpAge and Handicap International, writes about her experiences working with older refugees and refug Keep reading

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