Older people in Central Asia

Eurasia and the Middle East

We strive to improve older people’s lives across Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East by helping them overcome poverty, giving them access to health and care and advocating governments for better pensions. We make sure older people’s needs are met in emergencies.

We focus on social protection, human rights and health, as well as promoting the voice and agency of older people in both humanitarian and development settings.


Learn about HelpAge Network members in Eurasia and the Middle East.

Regional Representative: Chris McIvor

Chris McIvor - Euroasia and Middle East Regional RepresentativeChris is a senior leader and professional in the Humanitarian and Development sectors with over 40 years of experience at national, regional, and global levels.

He has held different roles ranging between Regional Representative for Eurasia and the Middle East (current), Regional Director, Deputy Regional Director, Country Director, and Advocacy / Programme Quality Director at multiple organisations and at different times.

He developed a body of environmental protection work with children in the Caribbean and authored a publication involving children and local communities in environmental protection and wildlife management, focusing on experiences in Cuba, Haiti, and Jamaica.

Chris received the OBE Award – Orders of Knighthood, at St James’s Palace in London (United Kingdom) in recognition of his humanitarian work in Zimbabwe with Save the Children during the height of the land crisis.

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