Press releases and public statements

Ethiopia: Food and safety highest priorities for older refugees in Gambella

Gambella, 3rd March 2020: Older refugees from South Sudan living in camps in Ethiopia need more food and safe access to bathrooms and toilets, HelpAge International said today following a study of the needs of older people living in the Gambella refugee camps. They are short of money and...

Posted: 06 March 2020

Older People's Lives Transformed in Zanzibar through Pioneering Universal Social Pension Scheme

Zanzibar December 18, 2019: Zanzibar’s Universal Social Pension (ZUPS) scheme has improved the lives of older people in Zanzibar, and made a positive impact on their wider households, according to a new report released today.   The Impact Evaluation of the Zanzibar Universal Pension Scheme delivers a positive assessment...

Posted: 18 December 2019

Humanitarian response to Venezuelan crisis must stop neglecting the needs of older people

• 21% feel they are unable to cope, with 65% requiring additional support in order to be able to do so. • Almost half of older people do not feel safe to access healthcare or food, while 37% don’t feel safe accessing drinking water. • Three quarters of 75%...

Posted: 22 November 2019

HelpAge's Fredrick Kianda recognised for humanitarian work at Bond awards

(c) HelpAge International Fredrick Kianda, who works with disabled people in refugee camps in northwest Tanzania, was one of three finalists for the Bond Humanitarian Award 2019. The annual Bond awards ceremony, which recognises outstanding achievement in international aid, was held in London on Monday 18 March.    Fredrick...

Posted: 20 March 2019

NGOs call for universal pensions as key to women's rights and development

As member states and NGOs gather at the UN in New York for the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), HelpAge International and its partners are calling for universal social protection for vulnerable older women.     Around the world, women are more likely than...

Posted: 07 March 2019

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