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Zar Jan's story: inclusive humanitarian response in Pakistan

13 July 2018

Zar Jan is a 68 year old man from Orakzai, a fertile valley in the mountains of Waziristan, North West Pakistan. Until a few years ago, he lived happily with his wife and children in their village, earning a... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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Rapid Assessment Method for Older People opens eyes in Africa

10 July 2018

At the end of June, HelpAge International and partners organised a two-day workshop in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa to train various UN, NGO and government organisations on how to use our innovative Rapid Assessment Method for Older People (RAM-OP). RA Keep reading

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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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Our age-friendly space provides sanctuary and support to older people who have fled Myanmar

07 March 2018

"This space is the only pleasure and comfort for me. I feel that I'm not abandoned, excluded, neglected or rejected. There is still a small space allocated for me in this large camp," said a 62-year-old woman from... Keep reading

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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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