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Rising from the rubble: Nepal earthquake one year on

At 11.56am local time, one year ago today, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. Nearly 9,000 people were killed by the tremors, with more than 22,000 left injured. Whole villages were flattened and some 605,000 homes were left destroyed.

Posted: 22 April 2016

Zanzibar's new universal pension the first of its kind in east Africa

Older men and women in Zanzibar will have a government-funded universal pension for the first time today (15 April).

Posted: 14 April 2016

World Heath Day 2016: Older campaigners demand better diabetes care

On World Health Day 2016 thousands of Age Demands Action campaigners are calling for diabetes to be tackled early through screening, testing, treatment and education.

Posted: 06 April 2016

Comprehensive data on violence and discrimination is still needed for older women

As member states, UN agencies and civil society groups gather at the Commission on the Status on Women to promote gender equality, HelpAge International is drawing attention to the lack of data on older women, leaving them vulnerable to violence and discrimination.

Posted: 16 March 2016

HelpAge launches project for older Syrian refugees as the conflict enters its sixth year

As the Syria conflict enters its sixth year, HelpAge International will be working to support older refugees by launching a healthcare programme in Lebanon.

Posted: 15 March 2016

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