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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Why were so many older people killed during the Nepal earthquake?

Dupha's house collapsed during the Nepal Earthquake.

Only 8% of Nepal’s total population are older, and yet 29% of the people killed in the Nepal earthquake of 2015 were older people. Why the huge discrepancy?

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DEC launches Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Men digs bodies out of the rubble in Nepal.

Age International and other leading UK aid agencies have launched an appeal with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to help survivors of the devastating Nepal earthquake.

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