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Hidden victims of the Syrian crisis: disabled, injured and older refugees

More precise targeting and registration of refugees and better training of staff will ensure humanitarian assistance is accessible, appropriate and effective, says new report.

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Ageways: Practical issues in ageing and development - Issue 82 / March 2014

When Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the Philippines in November 2013, many older people were traumatised by the loss of family members, destruction of houses and treasured possessions, loss of livelihoods, hunger, cold and fear of death.

Recognising their pressing need for emotional support, the Emergency Response Team from HelpAge International, the Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE) and the Confederation of Older People's Associations of the Philippines (COPAP) met to discuss how they could provide this, focusing on the province of Leyte.

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CAHB Sitrep No. 6 Eventos Adversos

KEY ISSUES Nacional

  • La declaratoria de emergencia nacional debido a las inundaciones, riadas, granizadas, desbordes de ríos, deslizamiento y otros fenómenos causados por las variaciones climáticas extremas e intensas precipitaciones sigue vigente en Bolivia.

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CAHB Reporte de Situación Eventos Adversos

KEY ISSUES Nacional

Bolivia continua en emergencia nacional debido a las inundaciones, riadas, granizadas, desbordes de ríos, deslizamiento y otros fenómenos causados por las variaciones climáticas extremas e intensas precipitaciones. Al respecto. en el departamento del Beni y el norte de La Paz el agua ha empezado a descender, sin embargo, la crecida del río Acre y un posible desborde podría causar inundaciones en diferentes barrios del departamento de Pando específicamente en Cobija y de su vecina Brasileia, el caudal de agua que proviene del Perú.

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Regional Director, Latin America & Caribbean (LAC)

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Closing date: 23 Apr 2014 HelpAge International

£40,000 gross per annum

3 years contract (with possible extension)

Accompanied post

Based in Panama City, Panama with regular travel around the region