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Age International is a charity, helping older people to live with dignity
in some of the world's poorest countries


East Africa Crisis Appeal

Food in East Africa

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Elder abuse

Abused women speak out

Older women share their experiences of elder abuse Go to blog...

Africa healthcare

Africa healthcare report

Our study into healthcare access and cash transfers Read summary...

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Pension in Zanzibar

A year on from East Africa's first social pension scheme Its impact...

Did you know?

  • 20p coins

    100 million older people around the world are living on less than 60p a day

  • 80%

    8 in 10 older people have to do poorly paid, unsafe or irregular work to survive

  • Grandparent with children icon

    Grandparents care for up to half the world’s children orphaned by AIDS

  • From as little as 16p a day, you can help support a grandparent who has no one else to depend on.

 

Family in Myanmar

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