Position of Amigos de los Mayores on the social and health crisis in Spain

Considering the health and social crisis that we are experiencing as a result of the impact of COVID-19, the Spanish foundation Amigos de los Mayores has defined a series of measures that it considers essential to protect the elderly and ensure that their needs are met. These are recommendations for change and improvement addressed to […]

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The association Petits Freres des Pauvres supports a project in Burkina Faso

Thousands of elderly women accused of witchcraft in Burkina Faso have had to flee their village For more than three years, the French organization Petits Freres des Pauvres has been supporting the St Lazare home in Koupéla in Burkina Faso. This home takes in elderly women, accused without the slightest proof of being witches or […]

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Elders have their say in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder in the United States

The mission of the Petits Frères des Pauvres International Federation members, throughout the world, beyond fighting against the isolation and precariousness of the elderly, is to share the testimonies of those served. Older people, through their personal history, experiences and knowledge, often allow us to have a different perspective on social facts. It is also […]

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The effects of lockdown on the elderly

In a context of unprecedented health and social crisis, Petits Freres des Pauvres publishes its 4th report on the isolation and loneliness of the elderly, devoted this year to the effects of lockdown on people over 60 years of age. What are the most striking lessons from this study conducted by CSA Research? Lighting by […]

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Companies, the world of sport and gamers mobilize for our associations

Despite the economic crisis that is affecting all sectors, the business world is not lagging behind in its generosity. The associations of the International Federation of Little Brothers of the Poor have witnessed this every day since the beginning of the health crisis linked to covid-19. There are many of them (entrepreneurs, sportsmen, gamers…) who […]

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Les Petits Frères in Quebec are mobilizing

In Canada, as elsewhere in the world, the Covid 19 crisis is hitting seniors. Les Petits Frères, members of the International Federation of Petits Frères des Pauvres, thanks to their network of more than 2,000 volunteers from across Quebec, are mobilizing to ensure the well-being and safety of isolated seniors. The organization has launched a […]

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The Covid 19 crisis reveals the need to help the elderly with digital tools

The Covid crisis19 and the containment that has been put in place have led to greater isolation for those who do not use the new technologies. Those who are not “connected” have been even more alone during this period. These include elderly people living alone and those living in nursing homes. In France, 27% of […]

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In Mexico, solidarity was organized from the beginning in response to Covid-19

Open borders and minimalist measures: Mexico, on the strength of its experience with the H1N1 swine flu of which it was the epicentre in 2009, played for a few weeks the relaxing game against Covid-19. The authorities, fearing the spectre of an economic meltdown, simply recommended keeping a distance from each other, especially from the […]

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The association Freunde Alter Menschen and the situation of the elderly in Germany

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the non-profit Freunde alter Menschen is particularly worried about the situation of the elderly in Germany. Fortunately, the organization also receive many offers of help from new volunteers. In addition, media attention for the elderly as a vulnerable group has increased significantly, which results in many requests for the association. In […]

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