On 20 February, World Day of Social Justice, HelpAge is launching the first ever campaign to address the needs of older people in humanitarian emergencies.
Posted: 20 February 2013
HelpAge is responding to flooding in Chokwe District, Gaza Province after heavy rains hit southern and central Mozambique in January, affecting over 150,000 people, flooding farmland and pastures and damaging houses, roads, drainage systems and electricity supplies.
Posted: 05 February 2013
The second meeting of the High-level Panel on the post-2015 development agenda is taking place this week in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. HelpAge is attending and coordinating a roundtable discussion on ageing and disability.
Posted: 29 January 2013
HelpAge International is extremely concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian situation within Syria as well as for the refugees who have fled the country. We are particularly worried about the many frail and vulnerable older people who are caught up in the crisis.
Posted: 28 January 2013
Older people are some of the nearly one million people displaced by the devastating Typhoon Bopha which destroyed or damaged over 200,000 homes in the Philippines. So far around 500 older people have received cooking and bedding supplies from HelpAge and our local partner, Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE).
Posted: 17 January 2013