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Non-governmental Organization based in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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UN and HelpAge call to reduce death toll among over-60s in disasters

A survey conducted for today’s International Day for Disaster Reduction demonstrates that older persons are often excluded or marginalised when disaster management plans are being drawn up at community level.

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Global AgeWatch Index 2014, Insight report

GLOBAL AGEWATCH INDEX 2014
Mauritius highest ranked African Country, Norway tops the list, Latin America leads pension revolution, life expectancy continues to rise, a third of countries trail significantly behind top performers

Today (1 October 2014), the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, HelpAge International is launching the Global AgeWatch Index 2014 ranking 96 countries according to the social and economic wellbeing of older people.

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Gaza crisis: Reaching older people affected

By Sarah Marzouk

HelpAge International and our local partners on the ground are responding to older people's most urgent needs in Gaza.

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Gaza Crisis: What is happening?

The hostilities that erupted in Gaza on 8 July have caused a humanitarian crisis affecting most of the 1.8 million people in Gaza including over 110,000 older women and men.

Over 2,000 people have been killed, the great majority of them civilians, and the data shows a disproportionately high number of older people among those who lost their lives.

Almost 273,000 people in Gaza fled their homes, the homes of 65,000 people have been destroyed or damaged beyond repair and many other people have been forced from their homes because they lie in the “no-go zone”.

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Gaza crisis: Preparing to respond to older people's needs

By Sarah Marzouk

HelpAge International is preparing to respond to the humanitarian situation in Gaza. As soon as the situation allows, we will address the immediate health and practical needs of older people affected, especially those living alone or unable to reach services.

We plan to ensure older people are referred to services provided by others, where appropriate and work with all other agencies responding in Gaza to ensure they include older people in their programmes.

Difficult to reach those affected

JOBS

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Emergency Programme Manager, Ukraine

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Closing date: 05 Nov 2014 HelpAge International

£29,464 gross per annum (Pro Rata)

5 month contract

Based in Kyiv, Ukraine

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Protection Program Officer, GBV Research

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Closing date: 10 Nov 2014 HelpAge International

HelpAge USA Protection Program Officer, GBV Research

About HelpAge USA:
HelpAge USA works as part of the HelpAge International network to support older refugees and internally displaced people. It works for and with older people to show humanitarian actors that older people have specific needs and specific capacities in emergencies and in displacement.

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Programme Officer, East Jerusalem

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Closing date: 02 Nov 2014 HelpAge International

1 year contract (with possible extension)

Jerusalem National Position

Work Station: East Jerusalem

HelpAge International helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives. Our work in over 75 countries is strengthened through our global network of like-minded organisations - the only one of its kind in the world.

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Programme Manager

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Closing date: 02 Nov 2014 HelpAge International

Programme Manager

“Age & Disability Capacity Building Programme”

£36,500 gross per annum

Fixed Term Contract till end of September 2017

Based in London (with travel)

ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE EXISTING RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK