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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


Older people stand up to beat diabetes on World Health Day

21 April 2016

"When HelpAge supports us, older people get up, engage with one another and start to believe in themselves," explains the Central Asian Gerontology Center, our Age Demands Action campaign partner in Tajikistan. Age Demands Action is a platform which al Keep reading


What is protection anyway?

22 March 2016

"When the enemy attacked I couldn't run away because my legs don't work. My neighbours hid me under trees. I stayed there for four days." - Rosa (not her real name), 80 years old When she heard the attack coming,... Keep reading


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)


Serbia's older campaigners won't let it rain on older people's rights

12 October 2015

HelpAge's Age Demands Action (ADA) campaign has provided visibility for older people at the national level in Serbia as well as globally. It is this sense of solidarity with older people through their country and across the world that... Keep reading

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