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Older refugee rights must be protected

22 January 2020

Older refugees face significant challenges when they are displaced. They can be victims of discrimination; their safety is at risk and they often have to overcome barriers to access the support and assistance they need. These risks can be... Keep reading


Relief aid a lifeline for flood-affected villages in Myanmar

12 December 2019

Myanmar's annual rainy season brought devastating floods to villages in Hpa-An and Bago this year. People were stranded in their homes or forced to flee them. Schools were closed. Harvests were wiped out. Livestock killed. Many people fell ill due... Keep reading


Keeping our dignity on Human Rights Day, and every day

05 December 2019

I want to live in a just world where everyone is treated fairly. Not just today on Human Rights Day, but every day. Just like you, I suspect. And the more I listen to older people in my job... Keep reading


Retired but not tired, meet Grandma Ddungu, the village nurse

28 November 2019

Jajja Cessy Ddungu, 75, is a retired nurse. She is an outgoing, good spirited woman and an example of what retired professionals should emulate. Born and bred in Bugonga village in the outskirts of Entebbe town, Jajja Ddungu is a... Keep reading


A step closer towards universal health coverage for an ageing world

23 October 2019

On 23 September HelpAge attended the High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) at the United Nations, New York. UHC is essential for ensuring all people, everywhere, can access quality health and care services with financial protection. At th Keep reading

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