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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Zanzibar pension scheme one year on

Older man in Zanzibar stands holding a bowl of fruit.

In April 2016 Zanzibar became the first state in East Africa to provide older people with a social pension, thanks to lobbying work by Age International and our partner HelpAge Tanzania.

Now, anyone over the age of 70 can receive 20,000 Tanzanian Shillings (£7.30) a month. On the first anniversary of the scheme, Age International visits older people in Zanzibar to see how their lives have changed.

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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

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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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