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Burundi refugees with disabilities call on camp officials to better meet their needs

12 December 2017

Juvenar is one of thousands of Burundian refugees living in the Nduta refugee camp in Tanzania's western district of Kibondo. He is 65 and struggles to get around due to a disability. He lives alone. Juvenar has a wife and... Keep reading

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Making our voices heard: what did Age Demands Action campaigners achieve in 2017?

11 December 2017

This year tens of thousands of older people around the world fought to protect their rights. From fighting for better mental health services, to putting an end to elder abuse - Age Demands Action campaigners made their voices heard. To... Keep reading

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Let's better integrate development approaches into refugee responses

20 June 2017

The past few years have seen several conflicts around the world driving people from their homes in search of safety and security in other countries. Many find themselves in refugee camps where governments and humanitarian agencies provide vital support. Keep reading

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4 key outcomes from the seventh Open-ended Working Group on Ageing

23 December 2016

What is the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG)? It is the only UN process that is solely dedicated to promoting the human rights of older people. Existing treaties do not adequately protect these rights, and the OEWG is... Keep reading

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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

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