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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

HelpAge prepares for Typhoon Hagupit

Tens of thousands are seeking shelter as Typhoon Hagupit, local name Ruby, heads towards the Philippines.

Posted: 05 December 2014

UN Expert on older people’s rights meets HelpAge Affiliate on first country visit to Slovenia

Today, the United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Ms Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, will start her first official country visit to Slovenia to assess the human rights situation of older people in the country.

Posted: 17 November 2014

Typhoon Haiyan one year on: Older people key to rebuilding communities

Older people have been key to helping 150,000 people recover from Typhoon Haiyan, says our new joint report with the Coalition of Services of the Elderly, released today, one year on from when the typhoon struck the Philippines.

Posted: 08 November 2014