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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Older peoples right to be free from violence is not protected

Today, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Age Demands Action campaigners in 40 countries will be calling for an end to elder abuse.

Posted: 15 June 2015

HelpAge announces new Chair of Board of Trustees

Arun Maira, a former member of the Planning Commission of India, has today been announced as the next Chair of the Board of Trustees of HelpAge International, the leading global network of organisations working with and for older men and women.

Posted: 03 June 2015

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

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