Since 1988, HelpAge International has worked across Asia to improve older people's lives and raise awareness about the issues that affect them.
We advocate for and help implement social protection schemes that provide older people with secure incomes. We work hard to ensure older people can access the health and care services they need. We support older people's associations where older people socialise, organise and address the needs of their local community. We help older people affected by natural disasters and conflict, and limit the impact of these emergencies by ensuring communities are prepared.
To bring together information about ageing across Asia, we run the website AgeingAsia.org.
Where we work in Asia
As well as the five country offices below, we reach out to older people in another 12 countries across Asia through more than 40 organisations in the HelpAge global network.
Since 1991 we have been strengthening older people's assocciations in Bangladesh, responding to humanitarian emergencies, and helping communities to better prepare for when disasters strike.
In Myanmar, we work hard to improve older people's lives by ensuring they have access to health and care services, and a regular, reliable income.
We campaign for older people's rights to be recognised in Pakistan, we support older men and women to develop sustainable livelihoods and we prepare communities for humanitarian disasters.
Our Asia regional office in Chiang Mai coordinates our work helping older men and women across the region, and supports HelpAge global network members in Thailand to reach people locally.
Throughout Vietnam we help set up older people's associations and intergenerational self-help clubs that provide a hub for older men and women in communities.