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HelpAge responds to UK Government's announcing to merge of DFID with FCO

Justin Derbyshire, CEO at HelpAge International, responds to the UK Government's announcement that it would be merging the Department for International Development with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Posted: 16 June 2020

Abuse and neglect of older people around the world intensified by COVID-19

Reports of older people facing: rising abuse in some countries during coronavirus crisis, robberies, kidnapping and domestic violence and being left to die when suffering from COVID-19.

Posted: 15 June 2020

How a coalition of organisations challenged ageism in Israel's response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting ageism well and truly in the spotlight. But civil society is fighting back. I spoke with Prof. Issi (Israel) Doron, who is the head of the Center for Research and Study of Aging at the University of Haifa.

Posted: 12 June 2020

Elderly affairs bill signed into Law in Zanzibar

Zanzibar President Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein has signed the Elderly Affairs bill that was passed by the House of Representative in March this year into law.

Posted: 11 June 2020

NGOs call on UN Secretary-General to set out plan to strengthen recognition and inclusion of older people within UN system

In response to the UN policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on older people, NGOs highlighted critical gaps that need to be addressed in the UN system in relation to older people.

Posted: 03 June 2020

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