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New capacity-building programme to deliver better humanitarian response for older people and people with disabilities

By Irene van Horssen HelpAge is starting a three-year programme to strengthen the capacity of humanitarian agencies to deliver age and disability inclusive emergency response, as part of the innovative portfolio of projects supported by the DFID Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) and with separate funding from the...

Posted: 22 January 2015

Launch of action/2015

HelpAge International is joining Action/2015, a global citizen’s movement, to call on leaders to raise their ambitions for a fairer world for all ages in 2015; the year that two United Nations summits can change the course of history.

Posted: 15 January 2015

Five years on from the Haiti earthquake

Five years on from the earthquake in Haiti that killed 230,000 people, at least a thousand older people have been moved into new homes and 16 older people’s associations are now up and running, providing long term support, created by HelpAge International.

Posted: 11 January 2015

Human Rights Day: HelpAge says age discrimination must stop

We’re marking Human Rights Day, 10 December, with a renewed call for governments to challenge the wide range of human rights violations experienced every day by many older women and men.

Posted: 10 December 2014

HelpAge assesses damage caused by Typhoon Hagupit

Tropical storm Hagupit is heading to Manila, but has been downgraded from a typhoon after crossing the country.

Posted: 08 December 2014