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Syria conflict, four years on: Health services in Lebanon under pressure

Four years on since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, over 3 million people have fled the country and over one million of those are now living indefinitely in Lebanon.

Posted: 13 March 2015

HelpAge launches Disaster Risk and Age Index at World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

This week, we’re launching the first Disaster Risk and Age Index at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai. The Index ranks 190 countries across the world on the disaster risk faced by older people.

Posted: 11 March 2015

International Women’s Day: Older women ignored in UN process

International Women's Day, celebrated annually on 8 March, is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater gender equality.

Posted: 06 March 2015

World Humanitarian Summit: Ensuring global ageing is recognised

Preparations are well underway for the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) that will take place in Istanbul in May 2016.

Posted: 03 March 2015

Ukraine crisis has huge impact on older people

The population of older and disabled internally displaced people (IDPs) in Ukraine have been particularly affected by this crisis and face specific challenges, contributing to their vulnerability.

Posted: 25 February 2015