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Haiti: Survivors desperate for aid

Thousands of survivors of the Haiti earthquake have been left homeless and lost loved ones. They are in desperate need of relief assistance. HelpAge is working with local partners and sending an emergency response team.

Posted: 17 January 2010

Tsunami five years on: A legacy for older people

Five years on, older people who survived the Indian Ocean tsunami, are facing more secure futures and are better prepared for the impact of natural disasters.

Posted: 23 December 2009

Older people: Witness to climate change

As world leaders prepare to negotiate a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol in Copenhagen, HelpAge International is calling for the voices of older people in developing countries to be heard in the debate.

Posted: 04 December 2009

Ethiopia: millions going hungry in worst drought in a decade

Last week clouds gathered over the lowlands, but, according to HelpAge International Ethiopia Country Director Alison Rusinow, the rains have come too late to bring much relief.

Posted: 23 November 2009

New WHO report highlights neglect of older women's health

The World Health Organisation's groundbreaking new report on women's health is a first major step forward in the debate on older women's health - an issue largely ignored in international development.

Posted: 09 November 2009

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