Elderly Poverty Series

Elderly Poverty Series



Singapore's elderly poor: Nursing the lonely

She has watched her husband, siblings and 3 children all die before her. At 89, she's fought depression all alone -- until ...

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Lonely and 'waiting to die', Singapore's elderly poor find hope in many helping hands

Ploughing on: The faces and insecurities of Singapore’s elderly working poor


Vietnam’s ticking time-bomb of elderly poverty

More are working into old age to survive, in the world’s most rapidly aging country. Will solutions be too little, too late ...

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Vietnam's Elderly Poor: Survival By Lottery

These angels bring warmth into the lives of Hanoi’s homeless elderly

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Vietnam's Elderly Poor: Angels To The Homeless

South Korea

Poor and on their own, South Korea’s elderly who will ‘work until they die’

“I will take care of myself as long as I can… then I’ll go to the hospital and die,” says an 81-year-old in a country where ...

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South Korea's Elderly Poor: Cardboard Granny

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South Korea's Elderly Poor: On Suicide Watch


Poverty forces families in Myanmar to ditch their elderly

“The old woman was left in the dark, tainted with faeces and urine,” recalls a social worker, who warns that elderly ...

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Myanmar's Elderly Poor: House of Love

For old folks left to die at Myanmar's roadsides and cemeteries, these homes are their last hope

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Myanmar's Elderly Poor: Cast Out To Die

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NTU freshman wants to graduate 10,000 migrant workers from his school by next year

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Oddballs: Changing Lives With English

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The Calligrapher

Malay devotee of Chinese calligraphy proves critics wrong, one stroke at a time

More than ‘just maids’, they’re athletes who bring hope to others

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More than just maids

Lessons in business wisdom - from the cobbler of Waterloo Street

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