DEC launches unprecedented Ebola Appeal

An older woman is helped out of ditch during the Ebola crisis.

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) – which Age International is a member of – has announced today that it will launch an appeal for the Ebola Crisis in West Africa.

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Older people: the forgotten generation

Older women smile at an older people's group.

The UN is on the cusp of the next stage of negotiations for the international development framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) post-2015.

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Age-inclusive disaster risk reduction

Older women attend disaster reduction training in the Philippines.

Today is the International Day for Disaster Reduction, with a focus this year on the needs of an ageing population: “Resilience is for Life”. With a changing climate that will increase the likelihood of floods and droughts, as well as the current emergencies facing the world today, age-inclusive disaster management strategies are urgently needed.

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Despite expansion of social pensions, half of the world’s population goes without

Pensions not poverty.

The second Global AgeWatch Index ranking quality of life for older people around the world welcomes the expansion of social pensions but highlights that half of the world’s population faces a bleak future without one.

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What the 2014 Global AgeWatch Index tells us about pensions

Zaina and her paralyzed husband in Tanzania.

What the 2014 Global AgeWatch Index tells us about pensions.

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