HelpAge has over 20 years' experience of working with and for older people in emergencies.
We work to ensure that older people are included in immediate and long-term humanitarian relief efforts on the ground, and in humanitarian policies and guidelines.
A huge earthquake in Nepal has affected 8 million people.
Find out how we're supporting older men and women who have lost everything.
The ongoing conflict in Syria has left over 3.9 million people as refugees and 7.6 million people inside Syria displaced.
Find out how we're helping older people and their families affected by the conflict.
Our staff on the ground in Gaza are working to meet the most urgent needs of older people affected by the conflict.
Find out what we're doing in Gaza.
We're providing older people affected by the ongoing conflict with essential items, such as blankets, as well as psychosocial support.
Find out more about our work in Ukraine.
Older people's needs
HelpAge is the only international development agency to focus on older people's specific needs in emergencies.
An estimated 3.2 million people currently need humanitarian assistance due to violence in South Sudan.
We're providing older people with essential items such as blankets, as well as psychosocial support to help them cope with the trauma of conflict.
Our humanitarian policy work ensures that older people are visible and included in humanitarian relief efforts.
How we work
We work with older people, local and regional partners, carrying out immediate relief programmes and longer term rehabilitation projects.
Through the Age and Disability Capacity Building (ADCAP) programme, we aim to improve how humanitarian agencies cater for older people and those with disabilities in emergency responses.