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DEC launches East Africa Crisis Appeal

Leading UK aid agencies today announced a joint fundraising appeal to help millions of people facing hunger in East Africa through the Disasters Emergency Committee.

Posted: 15 March 2017

HelpAge appoints Justin Derbyshire as CEO

HelpAge International has announced the appointment of Justin Derbyshire as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective from today. Justin acted as interim Chief Executive Officer from September 2016. He joined HelpAge International in 2014 as the Director of Programmes and was responsible for our regional offices in Asia, Africa,...

Posted: 01 March 2017

Expand data systems to include all ages, says new Global Action Plan

Policy leaders have been explicitly called to include people of all ages in national and international data systems, according to the Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data.

Posted: 16 January 2017

HelpAge saddened to hear of the loss of Tanzanian campaigner for older people's rights

HelpAge International and all those we work with in Tanzania are saddened to hear of the passing of Mama Margareth Chikira, an activist who championed the rights of older across the country.

Posted: 24 October 2016

Make cities safe and inclusive for older people, says new HelpAge report ahead of Habitat III

Urban development must ensure cities are inclusive, welcoming and supportive places that actively protect and promote older people's rights, our new report argues.

Posted: 10 October 2016

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