Press releases and public statements

HelpAge International awarded nearly 2 million Euro funding from German government for humanitarian and health work

HelpAge International’s Tanzania office has been awarded nearly 2 million Euros in funding from the German government, it was announced today.    This new funding includes 1.6 million Euros from the German Federal Foreign Office for vital work to support people with specific needs in and around the Nduta...

Posted: 10 January 2019

No food, healthcare or safety for countless older Yemenis caught up in conflict

Civil war in Yemen continues unabated. Over the past three years, this conflict has resulted in the death and injury of hundreds of thousands of people who have the misfortune to be caught up in a vicious cycle of destruction. Much of the country, already the poorest in the Middle East, has been torn apart, and 14 million people currently depend entirely on international aid for their survival.

Posted: 18 December 2018

Ukraine crisis disproportionately affecting older people

The ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine between the Government and armed groups is disproportionately harming older people, especially older women and older people with disabilities.

Posted: 14 December 2018

Older people's lives at risk as war in Yemen leaves them struggling for food, income and medication

Over the past three years, civil war in Yemen has caused hundreds of thousands of civilian casualties and devastated much of the country. We estimate that 1.65 million older people are at risk and in need of humanitarian assistance.

Posted: 08 November 2018

Statement to the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women, March 2019

This Statement to the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women examines global trends, challenges and opportunities in ensuring older women's human right to income security through adequate and rights-based social protection.

Posted: 26 October 2018

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