By Irene van Horrsen
HelpAge is starting a three-year programme to strengthen the capacity of humanitarian agencies to deliver age and disability inclusive emergency response, as part of the innovative portfolio of projects supported by the DFID Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) and with separate funding from the OFDA.
By Sarah Marzouk
Tens of thousands are seeking shelter as Typhoon Hagupit, local name Ruby, heads towards the Philippines.
Hagupit is due to make landfall tomorrow, 6 December, hitting north Samar, where Typhoon Haiyan caused so much devastation last year.
Ian Clarke, HelpAge-COSE Programme Director in the Philippines, said:
"We are taking all the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our staff; briefing them about safety measures, emergency hotlines and evacuation centre information.
The programme, 'Assistance to specific vulnerable groups affected by the Syrian crisis in Jordan,’ is being implemented by HelpAge International (HelpAge) in partnership with Handicap International (HI) from April 2013 to September 2014. It is funded by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) (£318,735); Age International (AI) (£250,000); and the Elsie Pilkington Trust (£10,000).
Since the crisis that broke out in December, 2013 in South Sudan, 1.3 million people are estimated to remain internally displaced across the country and just 449,000 people have fled the violence to neighboring countries (Uganda 121,600, Kenya 42,700, Ethiopia 185,000 and Sudan 90,300). There are currently over 95,000 IDPs sheltering in nine UN bases across South Sudan. This translates to one in seven people in South Sudan have been displaced from their homes since conflict began.
12 months contract (with possible extension)
Based in Juba, South Sudan
HelpAge International (HAI) 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.
£63,000 gross per annum (negotiable) plus benefits
Permanent, Full time
Based in London
HelpAge International is looking to recruit an exceptional global advocate and leader to join HelpAge International’s Executive Director team.
Social Protection Policy Officer
Maternity Cover – 9 months with possible extension to 12 months
Based in London with travel
£29,582 gross per annum plus 8.5% employer pension contribution
APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE EXISTING RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK.