Older women speak out about elder abuse

Jumwa 70 Kenya

Women from 19 countries have shared their personal experiences of elder abuse in order to break the taboo.

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Marginalisation of older people a major challenge for the World Humanitarian Summit

Older man carries a food pack after Typhoon Haiyan.

Older voices in humanitarian crises compiled by HelpAge International, Age International’s global partner, emphasises a need for greater consideration of older people’s specific needs and vulnerabilities.

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Visiting our day centre in Gaza City

Suliman Alrefay, 74, attends the day centre for older people in Gaza.

Sarah Gillam, Media Relations Manager for HelpAge International, visited one of our projects in Gaza – a day centre in Gaza City – to see how older people are being helped 6 months after Age International and the DEC launched crisis appeals.

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Governments warned over ageing populations

An older woman from Colombia sits at the entrance to her wooden house.

World leaders must face up to the challenges of their ageing populations and better understand the needs of their oldest citizens, says charity Age International today. The call comes as the first ever Global Age Watch Index is published, revealing the best and worst places for older people to live around the world.

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