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HelpAge health adviser appointed to UN Secretary-General's accountability panel

Dr Giorgi Pkhakadze, HelpAge Internationalís humanitarian health programme manager for Eurasia and the Middle East, has been selected to serve on the UN Secretary-Generalís Independent Accountability Panel (IAP).

Posted: 24 February 2016

Long-term funding crucial for vulnerable older people inside Syria

While millions of Syrians have managed to escape their country since the conflict began almost five years ago, there are still some 13.5 million in urgent need of humanitarian assistance inside the countryís borders.

Posted: 01 February 2016

African Union must strive to protect the rights of older women

With the annual African Union (AU) summit just beginning in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, we are calling on the continentís leaders to challenge discrimination against older women and strive to protect this vulnerable groupís rights.

Posted: 22 January 2016

World Humanitarian Summit risks neglecting marginalised groups, HelpAge says in joint letter to UN chief

HelpAge International has joined nine other aid agencies to write a letter to the UN humanitarian chief raising concern the omission of marginalised groups including older people, from the World Humanitarian Summitís preparatory statement.

Posted: 21 December 2015

Tanzania opens ministry focused on older peopleís welfare

Tanzaniaís incoming government is opening a new ministry that will have a focus on the welfare of the countryís older men and women Ė a fantastic achievement for those advocating for the rights of older people.

Posted: 16 December 2015

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