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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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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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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