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Humanitarian actors exclude older people in crisis response, new reports reveal

Agencies that respond to disasters and emergencies still exclude older people, including those that live with disabilities, according to two new studies by the Humanitarian Policy Group of the Overseas Development Institute.

Posted: 13 August 2018

Older people speak out at the UN on independence and autonomy

Older people invited by HelpAge International are at the United Nations in New York this week, taking part in the ninth session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG).

Posted: 23 July 2018

Silvia Stefanoni: a wonderful person and colleague

It is with much sadness that we share the news that Silvia Stefanoni, our former Deputy Chief Executive Officer, passed away on Wednesday, 16 May. She died peacefully in her sleep at home, surrounded by her family.

Posted: 17 May 2018

Millions of older people with disabilities risk being excluded from humanitarian assistance, new HelpAge report reveals

Up to 14 million older people with disabilities are currently affected by humanitarian emergencies and, even though they are among the most at risk, a new study revealed how they routinely face barriers that limit their access to assistance and protection.

Posted: 30 April 2018

Freedom to decide for ourselves: older people's rights are denied, says new report

Older people explore their right to be able to make their own decisions and live their lives according to their own values and preferences in a new HelpAge International report launched on World Health Day 2018.

Posted: 06 April 2018

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