Venezuelan doctor gives coronavirus tips to Ecuador's most vulnerable

Early in March, before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, Samuel Suárez was already giving at-risk Ecuadorians in rural areas lifesaving tips to avoid infection.

1 Apr 2020

Older Colombians and Venezuelans take care of each other under the same roof

Grandpa's House hosts Colombian seniors who were left alone. Now it has increased its capacity to also shelter Venezuelans on the move.

11 Jun 2019

Exiled as a child, Sahrawi grandmother still longs for home

After leaving Western Sahara 40 years ago, Mbareka and her small family face a daily struggle to survive in an Algerian desert camp.

14 Jun 2018

Elderly Somali refugee hopes to end her days with family she once thought lost

After decades of displacement, Fadumo finally has the chance to move to the UK with her husband and long-lost daughter.

13 Apr 2018

Pensioners caught up in Ukraine conflict struggle to survive

Shelling, landmines and long queues are among the hazards facing elderly residents as they try to collect their pensions.

23 Mar 2018

UNHCR reaffirms its commitment to Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD)

UN Refugee Agency announces updated policy on AGD issues in all aspects of its work.

8 Mar 2018

Ukraine conflict hits home for elderly couple

Sergei and his wife were forced to dismantle a shell that hit their home, amidst a conflict that has internally displaced over 1.5 million people.

26 Feb 2018

Hungarian elderly help refugees find new purpose

In caring for others, refugees leave traumas behind and gain new friends in 'sceptical' Hungary.

3 Jan 2018

Elderly Rohingya rely on families to carry them to safety

The old and sick are among the most vulnerable of the estimated 370,000 Rohingya who fled violence in Myanmar. Many are carried to Bangladesh by relatives.

13 Sep 2017