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Gaza: Concerns for older people as crisis continues

HelpAge International is very concerned for the safety of the 66,000 people in the Gaza strip aged 60 and over. According to our staff on the ground, the streets of Gaza are empty and almost all shops are closed. Electricity and water supplies are limited.

Posted: 18 July 2014

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Activists call for UN convention on older people’s rights

Today, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, activists in 40 countries are taking part in our Age Demands Action for Rights campaign to call for a UN convention on the rights of older people.

Posted: 15 June 2014

Philippines: Task force launched to support older people in emergencies

HelpAge and our Philippines partner, the Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE), today joined with Handicap International, Leonard Cheshire Disability Philippines Foundation and CBM to launch the Aging and Disability Task Force (ADTF) in the Philippines.

Posted: 29 May 2014

UN Human Rights Council appoints Independent Expert on older people’s rights

The UN Human Rights Council has appointed Rosa Kornfeld-Matte as the new Independent Expert on the full enjoyment of the human rights of all older persons.

Posted: 08 May 2014

Typhoon Haiyan, six months on: HelpAge and partners help 140,000 people

HelpAge International and our partner in the Philippines, the Coalition of Services of the Elderly, have assisted more than 140,000 people in the six months since Haiyan struck the Philippines on 8 November 2014.

Posted: 06 May 2014