Emergencies

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

An older woman in the Philippines, scenes of devastation from Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon Haiyan has affected 11 million people in the Philippines, of which 1.5 million could be over 50.

With our partners, we're on the ground providing older people affected with food, water and shelter.

Syria crisis

Syrian refugees in Jordan. (c) Amandine Allaire/HelpAge International

The ongoing conflict in Syria has left over 2.1 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.

Pakistan displacement

An older man and his family survey the wreckage caused by the floods in Pakistan. (c) HelpAge International/Ahmed Sohail.

We're distributing emergency relief items to older displaced people in Jalozai camp and those affected by the 2012 floods in Shikarpur district.

Humanitarian policy

An older man in Pakistan. (c) HelpAge International.

Our humanitarian policy work ensures that older people are visible and included in humanitarian relief efforts.

Older people's needs

An older man after the Haiti earthquake

HelpAge is the only international development agency to focus on older people's specific needs in emergencies.

How we work

An older woman who was affected by the tsunami

We work with older people, local and regional partners, carrying out immediate relief programmes and longer term rehabilitation projects.

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