Hadija, 82, lives in Shatee camp in Gaza City. (c) Sarah Marzouk/HelpAge InternationalGaza crisis

Concern for older people

We're very concerned for the safety of the 66,000 people in Gaza aged 60 and over. Many have difficulty walking or have chronic illnesses. Their ability to escape dangerous situations and access essential services is very limited.

While hostilities continue, it is difficult for the humanitarian community to reach vulnerable people. We have a plan in place and will respond to older people's needs as soon as possible.

Read more about the situation in Gaza.

Typhoon Haiyan

We've helped 140,000 people on the road to recovery by providing them with food, shelter, cash transfers and psychological support.

Watch Rebecca Rita's story of how we've helped her earn a living again by harvesting rice:

Working with older people: Practical guidelines

Download our practical guidelinesDo you work with older people in the developing world? Need practical information on how to tailor programmes to older people's needs?

We have new practical guidelines for programme managers and people working with older people, drawing on experience in the HelpAge network.

Please use the guidelines for your own work, training or as a basis for producing more detailed, locally relevant materials.

The guidelines cover topics including emergencies, HIV and AIDS, rights and advocacy and health and care.

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