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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Independence Day in South Sudan – what does the future hold for older people?

Nyanhial from South Sudan smiles at the camera.

9th July marks the 3rd anniversary of the world’s newest nation: South Sudan, a country which is undergoing renewed conflict and the mass displacement of hundreds of thousands of people.

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Speaking to older refugees in South Sudan

An older man is interviewed in Juba, South Sudan.

Thousands of people in South Sudan have been killed or injured and 1.3m people have fled from their homes, due to vicious fighting and violence. We’re working in South Sudan right now, helping older refugees. Here, we report back with the latest from Juba, South Sudan’s capital city.

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Challenging stereotypical representations of Ethiopia

Wagay cuts the ribbon to open the Image Age photo exhibition.

‘We have poverty in Ethiopia, but things are getting better. The government is working to make things better, communities are working to help themselves. Show this – not just the problems,’ the Head of Press at the Ethiopia Embassy in London, cautioned us.

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