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Older people count: Archbishop Desmond Tutu joins our action/2015 campaign

Today, Archbishop Desmond Tutu is backing young and old to demand that everyone counts when governments agree global goals to reduce poverty at the UN later this year.

Posted: 22 May 2015

Second earthquake strikes Nepal

This morning at 6.50 GMT, a second major earthquake registering 7.3 on the Richter scale struck eastern Nepal, with the epicentre midway between Kathmandu and the Everest area.

Posted: 12 May 2015

Nepal earthquake: HelpAge first to provide cash assistance to survivors

More than 2,100 older people aged 60 or over in Nepal have been given US$75 each to spend on urgently needed items in distributions by HelpAge International working with local partners.

Posted: 08 May 2015

Nepal earthquake: HelpAge set to reach 10,000 older people and their families

We're working with our local partners to support older people affected by the Nepal earthquake. The huge earthquake, which struck on 25 April, has killed over 7,000 people and affected over 8 million.

Posted: 05 May 2015

Nepal earthquake: Responding to older people's needs

We are concerned that older people living alone or with young dependents are among the most at risk following the huge earthquake which struck Nepal on 25 April. Older men and women may be unable to access essential items due to mobility problems.

Posted: 30 April 2015