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

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.


Older woman who fled Myanmar for Bangladesh (c) Abir Abdullah/Age International

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.

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Older woman in Myanmar (c) Hereward Holland/Age International

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. 

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(c) Tayyaba Khan/HelpAge International

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.

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An older man and woman in a village in Thailand (c) Robin Wyatt/HelpAge International

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.

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Older man and woman in Vietnam (c) Jude Escribano/Age InternationalThroughout 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. 

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HelpAge International East Asia and Pacific
6 Soi 17, Nimmanhemin Road
Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200

Tel:+66 53225440
Fax:+66 53 225441

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