COLOMBO, 30 March 2011
Thousands of older returnees to Sri Lanka’s conflict-affected north feel marginalized and need medical care, experts say. (more…)
Los Angeles Times
By NED PARKER and CAESAR AHMED
Aging Iraqis traditionally lived with relatives, but as conditions in the nation have worsened, a new phenomenon has popped up: the old folks’ home.
Reporting from Baghdad — They are old men and women who have lived through the monarchy, Saddam Hussein, the U.S.-led invasion and religion-fueled civil warfare.
Now, they putter about in a house on the Tigris River, passing the time on cots with pink sheets, in whitewashed rooms, with the faint smell of sweat mixing with the odor of sewage from the waters outside their windows. (more…)