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.
Typhoon Haiyan has affected 16 million people in the Philippines. Up to 1.2 million are over 60.
With our partners, we're on the ground providing older people affected with food, water and shelter.
The ongoing conflict in Syria has left over 2.7 million people as refugees and 9.3 million people in need inside Syria.
Find out how we're helping older people and their families affected by the conflict.
South Sudan violence
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.
Older people's needs
HelpAge is the only international development agency to focus on older people's specific needs in emergencies.
How we work
We work with older people, local and regional partners, carrying out immediate relief programmes and longer term rehabilitation projects.