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HelpAge and UN launch survey on older people and disasters

With the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), we have launched a survey to collect older people’s views on how they cope with disasters and participate in disaster risk reduction.

Posted: 27 August 2014

Gaza crisis: Reaching older people affected

HelpAge International and our local partners on the ground are responding to older people’s most urgent needs in Gaza.

Posted: 21 August 2014

Process towards a new convention steps up a gear

From 30 July to 1 August, representatives of just over 100 governments met at the UN in New York to discuss older people’s rights and the possibility of a new international human rights instrument, a convention, to protect them.

Posted: 11 August 2014

DEC agencies announce Gaza Crisis Appeal in the UK

The Disasters Emergency Committee has today announced that it will launch an appeal on Friday 8 August for people affected by the conflict in Gaza.

Posted: 07 August 2014

Gaza crisis: Preparing to respond to older people's needs

HelpAge International is preparing to respond to the crisis in Gaza. As soon as the situation allows, we will address the immediate health and practical needs of older people affected, especially those living alone or unable to reach services.

Posted: 30 July 2014