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Ukraine crisis has huge impact on older people

The population of older and disabled internally displaced people (IDPs) in Ukraine have been particularly affected by this crisis and face specific challenges, contributing to their vulnerability.

Posted: 25 February 2015

Age International launches report on global ageing

Today, our UK partner Age International is launching a new publication “Facing the facts: the truth about ageing and development” which brings together expert opinion on the trends, challenges and opportunities presented by a global ageing population.

Posted: 02 February 2015

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