Ahmed, 67, is diabetic and running out of insulin. (c) Lydia de Leeuw / Handicap International - HelpAge InternationalSyria crisis: Hidden victims

New research on older refugees

A report published with Handicap International shows how older, disabled and injured Syrian refugees are struggling to meet their needs.

They are at greater risk of falling through the aid gaps, with a bigger impact on their health and living conditions than other refugees.

We’re calling on all stakeholders providing assistance to Syrian refugees to change the way aid is delivered.

Read more about the Syria crisis report.

Typhoon Haiyan

With our partners in the Philippines, we have helped almost 50,000 people since Typhoon Haiyan hit in November 2013.

Older volunteers have been actively involved in providing help to those affected by the disaster. Watch the video to find out more.

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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