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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 countrys 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 continents leaders to challenge discrimination against older women and strive to protect this vulnerable groups 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 Summits preparatory statement.

Posted: 21 December 2015

Tanzania opens ministry focused on older peoples welfare

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

Posted: 16 December 2015

COP21: HelpAge releases position paper on adapting to climate change in an ageing world

To coincide with the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, or COP21, today we launch a new paper Climate change in an ageing world. The report provides a series of recommendations on how to protect older people from the impacts of climate change.

Posted: 08 December 2015

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