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 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.
The ongoing conflict in Syria has left over 2.1 million people as refugees. Find out how we're helping older people and their families affected by the conflict.
South Sudan displacement
Decades of war have left South Sudan with a legacy of chronic poverty and insecurity. We are supporting older refugees by training humanitarian workers on older people's specific needs among other things.
India: Cyclone Phailin
Cyclone Phailin hit the eastern coast of India destroying homes, crops and livestock. Find out how HelpAge India is responding to older people's most urgent needs.
Older people's needs
HelpAge is the only international development agency to focus on older people's specific needs in emergencies.
We're distributing emergency relief items to older displaced people in Jalozai camp and those affected by the 2012 floods in Shikarpur district.
How we work
We work with older people, local and regional partners, carrying out immediate relief programmes and longer term rehabilitation projects.
Our humanitarian policy work ensures that older people are visible and included in humanitarian relief efforts.