Two years of war in Ukraine through the eyes of older people

Ukraine’s older people do not give up. Discover their stories of courage, adaptation, and the unwavering spirit to rebuild. They are still here. And so is the war.

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Our mission and vision

Our vision is a world in which all older people can lead dignified, healthy and secure lives.

Our mission is to promote the wellbeing and inclusion of older women and men, and reduce poverty and discrimination in later life.

Demographics for an ageing world

  • 1.4 bn

    people will be aged 60 years or over by 2030

  • 2.1 bn

    older people will make up more than one-fifth of the total population by 2050

  • 80 %

    of older people will live in low- and middle-income countries by 2050

  • 426 m

    the number of people aged ≥ 80 years by 2050

What we do

The impact of our work in 2022/23

  • 46.5 k

    older people supported across Ukraine

  • 659 k

    older people helped by our humanitarian emergency work

  • 466 k

    older people reached through 15,000 Older People's Associations

  • >130

    partners' work funded globally

#OlderNotOver

Championing a fuller, more authentic portrayal of what life really looks like after 60.

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The HelpAge global network

The HelpAge global network is a worldwide partnership working with and for older people globally, with a special focus on low and middle-income countries. Our mission is to promote the wellbeing and inclusion of older women and men, and reduce poverty and discrimination in later life.

Global network

40 years of making this world a better place to grow old in.

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