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Non-governmental Organization based in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Displaced and invisible in Colombia

Over 5 million Colombians are currently displaced internally due to continuing violence. Each year at least 150,000 more leave their homes. This has created the world's second largest internally displaced population.

Three of the five departments most affected by the ongoing crisis are Nariño, Valle del Cauca and Cauca, where HelpAge currently has its largest projects.

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NGOs Warn of Gaza Health Emergency

Continued military operations are compounding a health care crisis in Gaza, with hospitals ill-prepared to meet the critical needs arising from a wide-scale emergency right now. The signatory organizations are calling for an immediate ceasefire, noting that all parties must respect international humanitarian law and abide by their obligations to protect civilians from harm.

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34 organizations call for a ceasefire and sustained solution towards peace

Military actions by all parties must stop. Since 2009, history has shown that military operations have failed to bring peace and security for people in Gaza and in Israel.

Over the years we have repeatedly called for ceasefires and for all sides to protect civilians from harm. Sadly, these ceasefires have not lasted and we have had to revert back to life-saving relief and emergency programs, aiding innocent people to cope with the trauma, and rebuilding Gaza time and time again.

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Hidden victims of the Syria conflict: older and disabled refugees living in despair

Today on World Refugee Day, we are highlighting the plight of older refugees and refugees living with disabilities and injuries - the hidden victims of the Syria conflict.

It has been over three years since the first Syrians became refugees when they fled their homes and country, looking for a safer place. Today, nearly three million Syrians have been registered as refugees in neighbouring countries, of whom 600,000 in Jordan and 1,100,000 in Lebanon.

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Violence against older people is a global phenomenon says HelpAge International, as activists call for a UN Convention on the Rights of Older People

“Violence against older people is a global issue as activists in 40 countries call for a UN convention on the rights of older people to protect them and bring the perpetrators to justice,” Says HelpAge International on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (15 June).

· In Bangladesh, 88% of older people were mentally abused, 83% neglected, 54% economically abused and 40% physically abused. Of the physically abused, 54% were women and 45% were men. (1) See Notes to Editors

· In Mozambique, 17% of older women and 20% of older men surveyed had experienced physical abuse.(2)

JOBS

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Director of Finance & Corporate Services

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2014 HelpAge International

£60,000 gross per annum (negotiable) plus benefits

Permanent, Full time

Based in London (with extensive international travel)

HelpAge is looking for an exceptional candidate to become our next Director of Finance & Corporate Services. This is an Executive Director position, reporting to the Chief Executive, and enabling and supporting the overall mission and development of HelpAge International – the better we manage our finances, the more difference we will make to the lives of older people around the world.

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Head of Communications and Campaigns

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Closing date: 28 Jul 2014 HelpAge International

Permanent, Full time

Based in London

ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE EXISTING RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK.

HelpAge International helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty. Our work in over 75 countries is strengthened through our global network of like-minded organisations - the only one of its kind in the world.

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Regional Programme Manager

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2014 HelpAge International

£29,464 gross per annum

Two year Contract (with possible extension), 6 month probation

Accompanied Position

Based in Thailand. Extensive travel in the region is required