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

HelpAge International (HelpAge) is a global network of not-for-profit organisations with a vision of a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. Responses to political and natural emergencies are managed either through the local office supported by the Humanitarian Team (HuT) or by HuT directly (the first applies in this case). These may be both “rapid onset” and long term. HelpAge International participates in most UK Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) responses to major emergencies through the membership of Age UK.

Updates

254 entries found
05 May 2015 description

By Sarah Marzouk

We're working with our local partners to support older people affected by the Nepal earthquake, which struck on 25 April, killing over 7,000 people and affecting more than 8 million.

We estimate that around 650,000 older women and men in Nepal have been affected by the disaster.

Cash transfers

We're carrying out rapid assessments and distributing cash transfers. By the end of the week, we will have started distributing cash to 10,000 older people and their families.

27 Apr 2015 description

By Sarah Marzouk

On Saturday 25 April, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal between Kathmandu and Pokhara.

A strong aftershock on Sunday caused further panic and frustrated efforts to reach survivors.

Death toll rising rapidly

26 Apr 2015 description

By Jane Scobie

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale struck an area between Nepal's capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara at 11:41am local time on Saturday 25 April. Tremors have been felt across the region in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India.

Death toll rising rapidly

Nepal home ministry officials now say nearly 2,000 people were killed and almost 5,000 were injured.

HelpAge South Asia Regional Director in Nepal, Peter McGeachie said:

07 Apr 2015 description

By Sophie Amos

Today on World Health Day, Age Demands Action campaigners in over 35 countries are calling for access to age-friendly health services for older people.

“It is unacceptable that older people around the world often miss out on their right to health because of physical and financial barriers, discrimination, lack of appropriate services and being unaware of their entitlements,” said Toby Porter, HelpAge’s Chief Executive.

Jobs

6 entries found
27 May 2015 description
job Closing date: 09 Jun 2015 HelpAge International

Programmes Intern- EWCA

USD 750 per month paid locally plus benefits

6 month contract, full time

Based in Nairobi, Kenya

21 May 2015 description
job Closing date: 07 Jun 2015 HelpAge International

Health Policy Adviser

£34,340 - £38,408 gross per annum plus benefits (depending on experience)

Permanent, full time position

Based in London

All applicants must have the existing right to work in the UK

21 May 2015 description
job Closing date: 31 May 2015 HelpAge International

National Position
Based in Lodwar, Kenya

HelpAge International (HelpAge) is a global network of not-for-profit organisations with a vision of a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. With more than 70 affiliates and 300 partners across more than 50 countries the HelpAge International network brings together hundreds of organisations worldwide.

20 May 2015 description
job Closing date: 07 Jun 2015 HelpAge International

Field Programme Manager, Ukraine

£30,053 gross per annum plus benefits

10 month fixed term with possible extension

Unaccompanied post

Based in Sloviansk

15 May 2015 description
job Closing date: 31 May 2015 HelpAge International

Programme Manager, Darfur

£35,000 gross per annum

12 Month Contract with the possibility of extension

Based in Darfur, Sudan