HelpAge has over 20 years' experience of working with and for older people in emergencies.
We work to ensure that older people are included in immediate and long-term humanitarian relief efforts on the ground, and in humanitarian policies and guidelines.
Older people's needs
HelpAge is the only international development agency to focus on older people's specific needs in emergencies and humanitarian crises.
How we work
We work with older people, local and regional partners, carrying out immediate relief programmes and longer term rehabilitation projects.
We work to ensure that older people are included in immediate and long-term humanitarian relief efforts on the ground. Read more about current emergencies we are responding to.
Through Age and Disability Capacity Building (ADCAP) programme, we aim to improve how humanitarian agencies cater for older people and those with disabilities in emergency responses.
Our humanitarian policy work ensures that older people are visible and included in humanitarian relief efforts.
ALERT is an information management system will help humanitarian agencies to respond with greater speed, efficiency and effectiveness before and immediately after a disaster strikes.