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The Pakistani cobbler showing entrepreneurial spirit doesn't age

12 August 2016

Many older men and women in Pakistan lead difficult lives, struggling to bring in a regular income and getting little financial support from the government. Only 6% of adult workers are covered by social protection, typically government workers. The... Keep reading


Smarter humanitarian financing needed to reach the most vulnerable

17 May 2016

At this month's World Humanitarian Summit, financing is high on the agenda for member states, UN agencies and NGOs alike. There is an increasing gap between the extent of humanitarian need in the world and the funding on offer... Keep reading


Supporting people affected by flooding in Pakistan

11 March 2015

Floods ravaged north eastern Pakistan when late and heavy monsoon rains started in early September 2014. By 9 September, the Pakistani Government declared an emergency in Punjab province and categorised the flood-affected areas as a calamity. According to Keep reading (1 Comment)


International Day for Disaster Reduction: Don't overlook older people's expertise

10 October 2013

The International Day for Disaster Reduction (13 October) is to remind us about the disasters that keep affecting the lives of so many people around the world and how much loss of life and assets could be prevented by... Keep reading


Conservative Party Conference: Putting older people in emergencies on the agenda

04 October 2011

I am blogging from Manchester, which this year is home to the Conservative Party Conference. This is the last stop for HelpAge International and Age UK's summer season of political conferences. Myself and Tom Wright, Group CEO of Age... Keep reading

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