Press releases and public statements

Ukraine crisis disproportionately affecting older people

The ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine between the Government and armed groups is disproportionately harming older people, especially older women and older people with disabilities.

Posted: 14 December 2018

Older people's lives at risk as war in Yemen leaves them struggling for food, income and medication

Over the past three years, civil war in Yemen has caused hundreds of thousands of civilian casualties and devastated much of the country. We estimate that 1.65 million older people are at risk and in need of humanitarian assistance.

Posted: 08 November 2018

Statement to the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women, March 2019

This Statement to the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women examines global trends, challenges and opportunities in ensuring older women's human right to income security through adequate and rights-based social protection.

Posted: 26 October 2018

Millions of older people with disabilities risk being excluded from humanitarian assistance, new report reveals

Up to 14 million older people with disabilities are currently affected by humanitarian emergencies and, even though they are among the most at risk, a new study revealed how they routinely face barriers that limit their access to assistance and protection.

Posted: 30 April 2018

EU and HelpAge International launch a new project to counter harmful traditional practices and discrimination against older people

Today the European Union to Tanzania and the East African Community (EAC), together with HelpAge International have launched a new two-year project to 'Strengthen Civil Society Voice and State Responsiveness and Accountability to Protect Older Women and Men from all Violence in the Lake Victoria region of Tanzania. The event was held in Mwanza and the Regional Commissioner, Hon. John Mongella was the guest of honour.

Posted: 04 May 2017

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