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Dancing lotuses bring joy to all ages in Vietnam

26 November 2018

Two hours' drive east of Vietnam's capital Hanoi, the fertile Red River Delta is a peaceful and populous region of mixed farming, and a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve. Arriving at Ngoc Hoa village hall down a narrow causeway between fishponds,... Keep reading

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Making safe spaces in eastern Ukraine's conflict zone

26 October 2018

Nadezhda Fedorovna slowly pulls herself up to a sitting position on the bed. She smiles at us warmly and offers both hands in greeting, although her fingers can no longer grip. Yulia, a volunteer with HelpAge International's emergency protection-based.. Keep reading

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What it's like to be an aid worker in Sierra Leone after Ebola

24 July 2017

Glynnis Cummings-John moved from the UK to Sierra Leone during the aftermath of Ebola as a Technical Inclusion Advisor for HelpAge International. She has been instrumental in the development of Sierra Leone's first National Ageing Policy, which will imp Keep reading

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5 ways we effectively engaged the Myanmar Government with ageing and social protection policy

30 June 2017

June is an exciting month for us here in Myanmar. All older people over the age of 90 are now eligible to receive 10,000 Burmese kyat (around US$7) per month from a new universal social pension - the first... Keep reading

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From victims to game changers: older people can transform disaster risk reduction

13 June 2017

The world is changing rapidly. Global warming has seen a rise in temperature of about 0.8 C in the past century, leading to greater environmental and climatic risks. This is a threat to life and livelihoods, warned a report by... Keep reading

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