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Violence and discrimination against older women is compounded in emergencies

08 March 2018

"I've been affected by all the wars here in my lifetime but this one is the worst. It's been so brutal. Because of the crisis we live in tents in poor conditions and I worry because where I... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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We must learn from older women's experiences to make development inclusive

31 May 2016

"I remember telling my family how my sight was becoming blurry, until one day everything was dark and I could not see a thing", said Nyabel, a 60-year-old woman who developed cataracts after she fled to Ethiopia from South... Keep reading

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Where refugee camps are 'settlements': the older people fleeing South Sudan for Uganda

19 April 2016

The dust gets everywhere. Even with all of the car windows closed for the entire ten-hour journey, we are all covered in fine, red dust as we clamber out of the vehicle into the sweltering heat of the refugee... Keep reading

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Learning, sharing and connecting at the IAGG Asia/Oceania 2015 Congress

30 October 2015

HelpAge International plays a key role in the East Asia-Pacific region gathering and sharing knowledge to support a wider movement aiming to improve the wellbeing of older people. From 19-22 October, we advanced this agenda through the 10th International 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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