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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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A disability summit for people of all ages

19 July 2018

Ninzizi, a Burundi refugee who is mute and has mental illness (c) Ben Small/HelpAge International Something exceptional is taking place in London on 24th July: the first ever Global Disability Summit. Co-hosted by the UK and Kenya Governments and the Keep reading

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Sharing knowledge and experiences to help place accountability at the heart of social protection

22 June 2018

South African grandmothers cross a crocodile-infested river to collect their pensions. In Uganda, family members push frail and sick older people in carts for several kilometres so they can collect their pension. These cases may sound far-fetched, but t Keep reading

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4 policy considerations for rapidly ageing societies

02 October 2017

Governments throughout Asia are increasingly aware their populations are ageing rapidly. Although the sense of urgency varies by country, most countries in the region have begun to grasp that demographic change is accelerating and will have a profound i Keep reading

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From victims to game changers: older people can transform disaster risk reduction

13 June 2017

The world is changing rapidly. Global warming has seen a rise in temperature of about 0.8 C in the past century, leading to greater environmental and climatic risks. This is a threat to life and livelihoods, warned a report by... Keep reading

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