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Hidden victims: New research on older, disabled and injured Syrian refugees

New research published today by HelpAge International and Handicap International provides new data showing how much older, disabled and injured Syrian refugees are struggling to meet their specific needs.

Posted: 09 April 2014

World Health Day 2014: Campaign for universal health coverage

This World Health Day, 7 April, campaigners in 40 countries are taking part in our Age Demands Action on Health campaign to call for universal health coverage.

Posted: 07 April 2014

Sad loss of a friend and colleague

We are very sorry that Francisco Roque, our Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean and a member of our leadership group, died on 24 March 2014 after a short illness.

Posted: 25 March 2014

Syria, three years on: Older refugees in exile

It's been three years since the war began in Syria. Currently, around 72,000 Syrian refugees are aged over 60. In conflict situations, older people are among the most vulnerable, with specific needs that must be taken into account.

Posted: 14 March 2014

HelpAge España hosts event to promote older people’s rights

On 20 February in Madrid, our Affiliate HelpAge España is hosting an event to officially launch a committee in support of a UN convention on the rights of older people. The committee is formed of the 17 most important civil society organisations in Spain currently working on human rights and age related issues.

Posted: 19 February 2014