Vladimir, 70, has fled the fighting in eastern Ukraine. (c) Sarah Gillam/HelpAge InternationalUkraine crisis

Huge impact on older people

HelpAge is supporting older and disabled internally displaced persons in Ukraine. 

We're providing them with essential items, such as blankets, as well as psychosocial support to help them deal with the trauma of conflict.

An emerging and serious issue for older people in Ukraine is a severe lack of drugs to treat non-communicable diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes.

Read more on the Ukraine crisis.

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.

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