A Disability Summit for People of All Ages

Something exceptional is taking place in London on 24th July: the first-ever Global Disability Summit, co-hosted by the UK and Kenya Governments and the International Disability Alliance. The Summit calls attention to the long-neglected rights of people with disability, and hopes to mobilize new global and national commitments on disability while showcasing good practice, innovation and evidence from across the world.

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Ethiopia drought: if older people remain excluded they will continue to suffer

Anteneh is a Communications Officer for HelpAge – our partner in Ethiopia. His recent work visiting older people in areas badly affected by drought has opened his eyes to the unique challenges older people face during times of crisis.

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Older Rohingya refugees sick and struggle to reach aid

Older people are sick and struggling to reach aid, according to the latest reports from staff in Bangladesh – who have been meeting with hundreds of older Rohingya refugees in the camps.

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100-year-old Rohingya refugee flees Myanmar

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Kulle Banu is 100 years old and a Rohingya refugee. Her family carried her to the river and put her on a boat, so she could escape the violence in Myanmar. She shares her story with us here.

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Life for older Rohingya in Bangladesh camps

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The situation in Cox’s Bazar is reaching breaking point. Older people are living in overcrowded camps, with toilets that are so shallow that they are overflowing into people’s living spaces.

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