Hadija, 82, lives in Shatee camp in Gaza City. (c) Sarah Marzouk/HelpAge InternationalGaza crisis

Preparing to respond

We will respond to the immediate needs of older people affected by the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, as soon as it is possible.

We will ensure older people are referred to services provided and are included in other agencies' programmes.

We are also recruiting volunteers to distribute, when possible, hygiene kits containing soap, toilet paper, toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Find out more about our Gaza response plan.

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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