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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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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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Older people are making noise, will they be heard?

21 December 2016

In Nepal, HelpAge International and its partners continue to respond to the earthquake that devastated the country in April 2015. We are working across 25 villages in five districts of the country, reaching out to 10,000 older people to ensure... Keep reading

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Punk and disability inclusion have more in common than you may think

02 December 2016

Joey Ramone once told Entertainment Weekly that "all punk is is attitude". My knowledge of the 1970s music scene might be hazy, and whether you can reduce an entire genre to one word is not for me to say,... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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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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