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Nepal earthquake: Death toll continues to rise rapidly

On Saturday 25 April, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. Around 4,000 have died and several thousand more are injured.

Posted: 27 April 2015

Nepal earthquake: Older people among most vulnerable

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale struck Nepal on Saturday 25 April. Hundreds have died and many more are feared injured. Older people are among the most vulnerable.

Posted: 25 April 2015

Cartagena Data Festival: Missing data leaves millions of older people invisible

At the Cartagena Data Festival next week, HelpAge International is calling on data specialists to explore the implications of the missing data making millions of older people invisible.

Posted: 17 April 2015

World Health Day 2015: Age Demands Action campaigners call for age-friendly health services

Today on World Health Day, Age Demands Action campaigners are calling for access to age-friendly health services for older people to bring a halt to exclusion, discrimination and stigma.

Posted: 07 April 2015

EU joins HelpAge in promoting and protecting older women's rights in Tanzania

by Amleset Tewodros Over the years, an increasing number of older people, particularly older women, have been persecuted for alleged witchcraft practices in Tanzania. According to the Legal and Human Right Centre in the country, 765 people, 505 of which were women, were killed due to alleged witchcraft accusations...

Posted: 02 April 2015