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HelpAge International
Helping older people in poverty lead dignified and secure lives
Helping older people in poverty lead dignified and secure lives

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The humanitarian system has a bleak attitude towards older men and women, failing them when they are among the most vulnerable during a crisis.

Frances Stevenson in HelpAge's humanitarian team blogs about what needs to be done to change this:

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Digital access is gamechanger for older people, and volunteers across India are giving men and women in their later years the training they need to make the most of it.

Find out more about HelpAge India's experiment:

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How much do you know about cash transfers?

This brilliant Overseas Development Institute (ODI) animation can fill gaps in your knowledge and dispel misconceptions:


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From tackling air pollutions and being dementia friendly, to housing design and fostering intergenerational links, here are 10 ways we can make cities better for older people.

You won't become senile and that fire in your loins won't be extinguished. 🔥

11 ageist myths about growing older that we can all forget about:

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When a humanitarian emergency erupts, we respond to help the often-overlooked needs of vulnerable older people.

Marcus Skinner, Humanitarian Policy Adviser at HelpAge, writes about our work, the World Humanitarian Summit and the Inclusion Charter: via Human Rights Watch

Photo: (c) Roopa Gogineri/HelpAge Interational

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Five years later and the conflict in Syria rages on. Some older people, like 58-year-old Ahmad, succeed in escaping the violence, but life as a refugee remains a daily struggle.

"Between money and health problems, there’s not a single good day," he says from Tyre in Lebanon.

Find out how we are helping people like Ahmad:

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Over the last five years, the social pension introduced in the Philippines has reached many older people in great need of assistance. Yet only 83% of senior citizens receive nothing. There must be a move towards an all-encompassing universal social pension, but can the Philippines afford it.

Read our latest ‪#‎AgeingIndex‬ blog:

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Israel Kristal was rescued from the notorious Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz in 1945 weighing just 37kg. Today, he has triumphed against adversity to become the oldest living man in the world at 112! What an amazing achievement!
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