As Cyclone Freddy tore through Malawi, its heavy rains and fierce winds left a trail of destruction in its wake. Among the hardest hit were older people, who now find themselves grappling with the loss of their homes, livelihoods, and loved ones.
The sixth assessment and most comprehensive scientific evaluation of climate change has been published, and it makes for grim reading.
By Chris McIvor, Eurasia and Middle East Regional Representative. While I was aware of the need for food, water, shelter, medicines and protection for refugee populations, the issue of energy provision did not register in what I would have considered a priority list.
The death toll in the cyclone in southern Africa is set to rise to at least 300 and possibly even 400, according to Andrew Mavala, executive director of HelpAge International partner, the Malawi Network of Older Persons' Organisations (MANEPO) in Malawi, the country hardest hit by the disaster.
Over one month after the earthquake struck in southern Turkiye and northwest Syria, vital aid is still not getting through to northwest Syria compounding a situation that was already in crisis, said HelpAge International today on the 12th anniversary of the gruelling conflict.
Rose Gahire, Vice Chair of HelpAge International's network member Nsindagiza in Kigali, Rwanda attended the 67th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York in March 2023, as part of the HelpAge delegation.
The Philippines is not new to struggling through one crisis after another. However, the relentless shocks brought about by climate change-related disasters, combined with recent economic blows including the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia-Ukraine war, have plunged the country into inflation, debt, and crisis.
By Carole Ageng'o
HelpAge is headed to New York to raise the voice of older women within the international movement for gender equality at the 67th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which takes place from 6-17 March.
We look at the survivors who now have to rebuild their lives, and at the humanitarian response of HelpAge's partner SEMA.
Victoriia Panchenko is the Programme Lead for HelpAge International in western Ukraine.
As we mark one year since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, we look back on the impact this war has had on older people across the country.