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HelpAge launches low-cost tool for assessing older people’s humanitarian needs locally

HelpAge International has launched a low-cost, simple tool that can assess older people’s needs and vulnerabilities in the event of a humanitarian crisis.

Posted: 24 November 2015

Burundi refugees at risk in overcrowded Tanzania camps

As refugees continue to flee violence and uncertainty in Burundi, the camps where they seek sanctuary in Tanzania are becoming increasingly overstretched.

Posted: 24 November 2015

More than a quarter of older Moldovans have suffered abuse

One in four (28.6%) of older people in Moldova have been victim of violence or abuse, according to a new study from HelpAge International and the National Centre for Demographic Research.

Posted: 12 November 2015

Nepal fuel crisis hampers earthquake relief efforts

Six months on from the Nepal earthquake, relief efforts are being hampered by a severe fuel crisis, leaving more than 400,000 people without adequate shelter and supplies as winter approaches. HelpAge International has provided shelter kits, cash and health care to some of the neediest older people in the worst hit areas but fuel shortages are slowing down relief efforts.

Posted: 23 October 2015

HelpAge research lauded for contribution to development

Research examining the effects of limited access to public transport on older people's health and livelihoods in Tanzania was named one of the most impressive examples of UK research contributing to development.

Posted: 15 October 2015

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