Independence Day in South Sudan – what does the future hold for older people?

Nyanhial from South Sudan smiles at the camera.

9th July marks the 3rd anniversary of the world’s newest nation: South Sudan, a country which is undergoing renewed conflict and the mass displacement of hundreds of thousands of people.

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Speaking to older refugees in South Sudan

An older man is interviewed in Juba, South Sudan.

Thousands of people in South Sudan have been killed or injured and 1.3m people have fled from their homes, due to vicious fighting and violence. We’re working in South Sudan right now, helping older refugees. Here, we report back with the latest from Juba, South Sudan’s capital city.

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The hidden victims of the Syrian refugee crisis

An older Syrian refugee.

New research funded by Age International shows that older, disabled and injured Syrian refugees are the hidden victims of the three-year long conflict.

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Older refugees suffer as Syria conflict continues

An older Syrian refugee injured her legs in the bombings.

Today marks three years since the war in Syria began. Nearly 1 in 2 Syrians have been forced to flee their homes. Around 72,000 registered refugees are over 60 years old.

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How Age International are helping older Syrian refugees

Moustafa and his wife in Syria.

What happens when an older Syrian refugee receives a cash transfer? How do they spend it? What impact does it have on their life? Moustafa, a 62 year old grandfather – who fled from Homs to Jordan – shares his story.

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