Life for older Rohingya in Bangladesh camps

Older people are vulnerable in Rohingya refugee camps

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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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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Should the UK help older people all over the world?

Carolina and her carer in Mozambique

There has been some media coverage recently suggesting that the UK shouldn’t be helping vulnerable older people in other parts of the world, with some going so far as to suggest that funding for the UK Aid budget should be diverted into funding social care in the UK.

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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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The role of UK aid in an ageing world

© Ellie Coleman/ HelpAge Internationa

The UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) is committed to spending 0.7% of gross national income on international aid – a commitment which has been challenged by certain sectors of the UK media. Age International believes that 0.7% is necessary in the context of the enormous changes that are taking place globally – especially global population ageing.

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