Elderly Rohingya refugees vulnerable, need specialist support

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people are fleeing from Myanmar into Bangladesh, to escape life-threatening conflict and violence. Older people caught in this crisis are extremely vulnerable; Age International is working to provide age-friendly aid to older refugees in Cox’s Bazar.

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Food aid delivered in East Africa but crisis remains critical

80 year old Adi receiving haricot beans

Although lives continue to be saved in East Africa, the continuing food crisis shows no signs of abating.  Lucy Billings, Project Officer for Age International, explains why this emergency is proving to be particularly complex.

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What it’s like to be an aid worker in Sierra Leone after Ebola

Glynis Cummings-John

Glynnis Cummings-John, Technical Inclusion Advisor for Age International’s implementing partner HelpAge, moved from the UK to Sierra Leone during the aftermath of Ebola. She has been instrumental in the development of Sierra Leone’s first National Ageing Policy, which will improve the lives of older men and women across the country. But her experience hasn’t been without it’s challenges. We spoke to her about what it’s really like to do that kind of job…

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East Africa: older people too frail to search for food

Age International meets older people in Kenya struggling through drought.

Our communications officer reports from Turkana, Kenya, an area experiencing the worst drought many have ever seen.

Eyanane doesn’t know how old he is but thinks he is about 90. With a wife and 6 children to support, he earns a living raising goats, but drought has killed off his stock.

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Yemen crisis: Age International launches appeal for older people

credit: Rod Waddington, CC BY

Age International launches appeal, as a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), to help older people caught in the Yemen Crisis. 1.65 million older people are at risk.

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