A woman cries as her son is trapped inside a collapsed house after the earthquake. (c) REUTERS/Navesh ChitrakaNepal earthquake

Responding to older people's needs

We're working with local partners to support older people affected by the Nepal earthquake.

We're carrying out rapid assessments and conducting distributions and cash transfers.

The death toll of the earthquake has passed 7,000. We estimate that 650,000 older women and men in Nepal have been affected.  

Read more about the Nepal earthquake

Read the blog from our staff on the ground.

Nepal earthquake

Watch this amazing footage of the moment an older woman is pulled from the debris of a collapsed building after the Nepal earthquake.

Latest updates on our response to the Nepal earthquake.

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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