We’ve been working hard to support thousands of older people living in refugee camps in South Sudan and Bangladesh and war-torn countries such as Syria. They have already gone through so much to find the relative safety of the camps, but coronavirus has brought renewed fear and hardship. Read how we've been helping below.
A team of community volunteers are providing older people with information, emotional support, and essentials.
Age International is reaching older people living in Cox's Bazar with hygiene kits and mobile health support.
We are working with our partner, SEMA, supporting older people and health facilities in Syria.
"Life was hard during corona but now life is improving. Assistance has come back and distribution of food and water have started again. I hope this disease goes away so we can have a good life like before."
The conflict in South Sudan forced Teresa Nyegiery to leave her home, she walked non-stop for seven days to save her family. Living in Mangateen camp, the outbreak of COVID-19 brought back old fears of food and hunger. We reached Teresa and older people like her with food, masks, and hygiene kits.
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They’ve already fled conflict. Now COVID-19 has made life even more desperate for older refugees. Health and access to food are both under threat. You can help change this.
We've also been working hard to ensure older people are treated equally by governments and international organisations in the the fight against COVID-19. Read what experts in the field of health, ageing and international development have to say and what we are doing to influence decision makers.
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