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.
More than 150,000 people from around the world have today joined 35 aid, faith, development and human rights organizations in backing an unprecedented joint call urging world leaders to press the Israeli government to lift the blockade on Gaza and remove the restrictions on basic building materials needed to reconstruct the coastal strip.
At least 300 family kits have been provided by HelpAge International to five camps for internally displaced people in the Magway region in west Myanmar.
"Older people are particularly vulnerable during disasters and are often left out of emergency responses," said Anne-Laure Hallaire, Deputy Country Director at HelpAge International Myanmar.
"They have very specific needs: they're less mobile, may need special diets, can feel isolated and distressed, and may find it difficult to access sanitation facilities."
Intersecting Vulnerabilities among Syrian refugees
The impact of the ongoing crisis in Syria is overwhelming: Currently 12.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection. 3,980,623 Syrians have sought refuge in neighboring countries. Approximately 1 million individuals have been injured in this conflict, and after four years, there is still no end to the conflict in sight. Intersecting factors such as sex, age, disability, social and economic status contribute to and compound the effects of violence and discrimination.
Dewaki, 63 Dewaki is 63 years old. She lives in the Nukawot district of Nepal. When the earthquake struck on 25 April 2015, her life was torn apart.
It was just before midday when the ground began to shake violently beneath Dewaki. She was sitting outside with her husband, sheltering from the sun close to her home.
The scale of humanitarian need: humanitarian needs in 2014 and the outlook for 2015 continue the upward trend of the last decade. In 2014, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that the numbers of forcibly-displaced people reached 59.5 million2 (of which 19.5 million are refugees and 38.2 million internally displaced), the highest level since records began.
£34,030 gross per annum plus benefits
2 year Fixed Term Contract
Full time post
Based in London, Secretariat
£22,962 gross per annum
Permanent, Full time post
HelpAge International (HelpAge) is a global network helping older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives. HelpAge is now looking for a First Line IT Support Assistant to provide support to all staff in the London office and remote advisory support to all International offices. In addition to this, assist in supporting our Office365 environment.
Nutrition Programme Coordinator, Juba (South Sudan)
£24,750 gross per annum plus £3000 hardship allowance per annum
12 months contract (with possible extension)
Based in Juba, South Sudan