Refuge: HelpAge Blog

Blog on reaching older syrian refugees with diabetes and hypertension

Life for Older Syrian Refugees


To mark the launch of the Refuge: HelpAge video, developed by the Hilton Prize Coalition Storytelling program, HelpAge USA CEO Kate Bunting penned a blog describing the daily lives of older Syrian refugees in Lebanon. From feelings of isolation to difficulties affording health care, navigating life as an older refugee is fraught with challenges. But together with our local partners, HelpAge is reaching older Syrian refugees with the care and support they need. In a world where the needs of those who are older often fall to the bottom of the list, HelpAge is working to bring the rights and concerns of older people to the fore.


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