Chandramati, 91, has lived through two huge earthquakes.  (c) Guido Dingemans/HelpAge InternationalNepal earthquake

Responding to older people's needs

We're working with local partners to support older people affected by the Nepal earthquake, which has killed over 7,000 people.

We're carrying out rapid assessments and distributing cash transfers.

By the end of the week, we will have started distributing cash to 10,000 older people and their families. This will help them buy items they need most whether it’s food, shelter or medicines.

Read more about the Nepal earthquake.

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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