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Community engagement at the forefront of WHO Global Forum on Innovation for Ageing Populations

17 November 2015

Last month in Kobe, Japan, 200 policymakers, practitioners and activists committed to healthy ageing gathered for the Second World Health Organization (WHO) Global Forum on Innovations for Ageing Populations. The discussions, which involved a good repr Keep reading


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


Syria conflict impacts on healthcare system in Lebanon

12 March 2015

I recently spent six weeks in Lebanon to assess the needs of older people, both Syrian and Lebanese. It was an intense experience during which, I learnt many lessons; some of which I wanted to share. Photo by... Keep reading


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


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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