Older people have been severely affected by humanitarian crises in the Middle East. (c) Lydia de Leeuw / Handicap International - HelpAge InternationalWorld Humanitarian Summit

Ensuring global ageing recognised

The Middle East and North Africa consultation for the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit is taking place in Amman, Jordan this week.

We are actively engaged in the process to ensure that the Summit recognises the huge significance of global ageing and the implications for humanitarian action.

Find out more about our involvement in the World Humanitarian Summit

Older people's rights

Older people make a huge contribution to society yet suffer discrimination and abuse just because of their age.

Find out what we're doing to defend older people's rights!

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.

Global AgeWatch Index 2014


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