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09 Nov 2016 description


Tanzania has been a consistent and generous host to millions of refugees over the years. The country has supported UNHCR and partners in all three durable solutions - from voluntary repatriation to countries of origin, resettlement to other countries willing to share the burden of displacement, to the unprecedented gift of citizenship for almost 200,000 former 1972 Burundian refugees. The test of time did not weaken the generosity; when the ongoing political tension in Burundi caused thousands of Burundians to flee to Tanzania.

17 May 2016 description

Humanitarian aid must overcome its blind spot on ageing, says HelpAge International

HelpAge International is calling for a more targeted humanitarian response for older people in conflicts and emergencies, after finding that less than one percent of recent humanitarian financing goes towards older people.

10 Dec 2012 description

10 December 2012

By Sarah Marzouk

International HelpAge is extremely concerned about the continuing violence and humanitarian crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Reports of violence, looting and killings continue, including in Mugunga III internally displaced persons (IDP) camp, in North Kivu province, which hosts some 30,000 people.

Elson Malamu, HelpAge's Programme Manager in DRC said: "The lack of humanitarian access continues to be a major constraint due to the insecurity caused by armed groups.

29 Jan 2010 description
  1. Introduction

    This evaluation was undertaken a part of the DEC's policy that at least four of the DEC Member Agencies benefiting from an appeal commission and publish an independent evaluation of their response within one year of the DEC appeal being launched, and that the evaluations cover a material amount of more than 33% of the whole DEC appeal.

    HelpAge International (HAI) went into Goma in January 2009 in response to the massive displacement caused by fighting in Eastern Congo. This was not HelpAge's first intervention in Goma.

05 Dec 2008 description

HelpAge International is planning a long-term response to help older people affected by the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A quarter of a million people have been forced from their homes as a result of fighting between opposition militia in the north eastern part of the country.

25 Nov 2008 description

Older people like Isabelle are in urgent need of essential medical care.

A technical team from HelpAge International has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to assess the needs of older people. We are also continuing to work with the health agency, Merlin.

Around a quarter of a million people have fled their homes in the north eastern part of the country, following intensified violence between opposition militia.

14 Nov 2008 description

Intensified fighting between opposition militias in the north east part of the Democratic Republic of Congo has forced around 250,000 civilians to flee their homes.

They are now living in desperate conditions and are in dire need of food, shelter and health care.

This recent displacement adds to a caseload of approximately 1 million people who have fled the conflict.

The humanitarian need is huge, with older people among the most vulnerable.

29 Sep 2003 description

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, older people and their families are trying to rebuild their lives. A new government is being formed after almost five years of war in which human rights agencies estimate more than three million people died.