On 20 February in Madrid, our Affiliate HelpAge España is hosting an event to officially launch a committee in support of a UN convention on the rights of older people. The committee is formed of the 17 most important civil society organisations in Spain currently working on human rights and age related issues.
Posted: 19 February 2014
This year’s Commission for Social Development (CSocD) opened yesterday at the United Nations in New York. The priority theme this year is "promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all".
Posted: 12 February 2014
HelpAge International and partners in the Philippines have helped almost 50,000 people in the three months since Typhoon Haiyan hit on 7 November 2013. As well as providing direct help to older people, we have been raising awareness of the needs of people over 60 who are routinely neglected in emergency responses.
Posted: 07 February 2014
HelpAge has distributed around 3,500 bags of rice seed and more than 2,000 bags of fertiliser to farmers in the Philippines who who lost their crops and livelihoods in Typhoon Haiyan.
Posted: 14 January 2014
HelpAge International, in partnership with Handicap International, is working in Lebanon and Jordan where there are more than 35,000 Syrian refugees aged 60 or over. Our work is funded by Age International and the Disasters Emergencies Committee (DEC) and includes direct cash assistance to vulnerable refugees and families living in urban areas in Jordan.
Posted: 07 January 2014