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South American summit debates needs of ageing population

HelpAge International will join representatives from the 12 governments of UNASUR (Union of South American Nations) on 26 March to debate on pensions, health systems, and social policies aimed at older people.

Haiti earthquake: One month on

Older survivors' needs remain an urgent priority, one month on from the day a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. HelpAge staff and local partners have been working hard to meet the most vulnerable survivors’ immediate needs.

HelpAge DRC project has “impressive impact”

An independent evaluation of HelpAge’s project to support older people displaced by the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has found that “the overall impact was impressive”.

Aid reaches nursing home residents in Haiti

HelpAge and local partners are assessing the needs of older people and distributing medical supplies to residents of nursing homes in Haiti. We are working in 10 temporary camps, including one near the Municipal Home.

Concern mounts for Haiti’s vulnerable older people

Emergency aid is beginning to get through to earthquake-ravaged Haiti, according to HelpAge staff in Port-au – Prince. However, six days after Haiti’s worst—ever earthquake, aid is still achingly slow to get to those who need it most.

Haiti: Survivors desperate for aid

Thousands of survivors of the Haiti earthquake have been left homeless and lost loved ones. They are in desperate need of relief assistance. HelpAge is working with local partners and sending an emergency response team.

Older people: Witness to climate change

As world leaders prepare to negotiate a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol in Copenhagen, HelpAge International is calling for the voices of older people in developing countries to be heard in the debate.