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5 reasons why HelpAge's Typhoon Haiyan response was a success

06 July 2016

On 8 November 2013, the strongest cyclone to ever have been recorded hit the Philippines, with winds of around 150mph. It caused widespread devastation and destruction, and killed at least 6,300 people. Typhoon Haiyan, or Typhoon Yolanda as it is... Keep reading


The next few days could change the lives of billions

23 September 2015

The next few days could quite literally change the lives of billions of people and shape the future of our planet. At the end of this week, world leaders will gather in New York for the United Nations Sustainable Development... Keep reading


Older campaigners: Building momentum towards the SDGs

01 July 2015

Over 22 million people took action throughout May as part of the global action/2015 coalition campaign. HelpAge organised Action All Ages day on 22 May as part of this worldwide mobilisation. And what a day it was! Archbishop Desmond Tutu... Keep reading


Fransis Kupang: Loss of a dear friend and a champion of older people's rights

24 June 2015

On 23 June, we lost one of our dearest friends, Fransis Kupang, the Executive Director of COSE in the Philippines. He was an inspirational leader and a tireless, passionate, expert and hugely effective advocate for the rights of older... Keep reading (5 Comments)


Typhoon Hagupit: Communities were prepared, but more still needs to be done

22 December 2014

Typhoon Hagupit, the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane, affected 2.9 million people and reportedly destroyed about 1,000 homes across the Philippines. Clare Harris, Disaster Risk Reduction Resilience Advisor at HelpAge International, discusses the less Keep reading

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