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.

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27 May 2015 description

Nairobi/Juba, HelpAge International and its partner Islamic Relief, on Wednesday 27 May 2015, launch a three year programme in Juba, South Sudan to support badly malnourished older people in Warrap State.

Funded by the German Government, the project will target to provide food vouchers and/or food baskets to older people in one of the most affected States by the ongoing internal conflict that has left more than 1.4 million people displaced.

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:


2 entries found
19 Jun 2015 description
job Closing date: 05 Jul 2015 HelpAge International

Project Manager - International Programmes

£33,528 - £36,000 gross per annum (negotiable depending on experience) plus benefits, including 8.5% employer pension contribution

Based in London with some international travel

Permanent, full time post


10 Jun 2015 description
job Closing date: 05 Jul 2015 HelpAge International

Country Director, Kyrgyzstan

EUR 1,250 to EUR 1,550 gross per month, depending on experience

National contract

1 year fixed term with possible extension

Based in Bishkek, with regular travel as required