An older woman and community nurse in Haiti after the earthquake. (c) Frederic Dupoux/HelpAge InternationalWorld Humanitarian Day

Humanitarian heroes

19 August is World Humanitarian Day; a day to remember those who have lost their lives in their work as humanitarians and to celebrate the humanitarian spirit.

This year, we are profiling Humanitarian Heroes - people from all walks of life and of all ages, who are committed to making a difference.

Our photo blog brings together some of the best examples of HelpAge staff, partners and older people and their humanitarian work around the world.

Global AgeWatch Index

How are older people in your country faring?

Our Global AgeWatch Index ranks countries by how well their ageing populations are faring based on income, health, employment and education, and enabling environment.HelpAge International`s Global AgeWatch Index

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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