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

HelpAge International (HelpAge) is a global network of non-governmental organisations that helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy 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 International.

All Updates

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27 Jul 2017 description

Intergenerational HelpAge programme restores livelihoods and builds community cohesion in post-Ebola Sierra Leone

By Ben Small

Older people in Sierra Leone are rebuilding their livelihoods and experiencing greater levels of dignity and respect in their communities in the wake of the Ebola outbreak, thanks to a HelpAge International programme that has brought older and younger generations together.

21 Jul 2017 description

By Sisay Seyoum and Kidist Negash

Comprehensive humanitarian responses focusing on people of all ages, if developed by multiple agencies could go a long way to lessen pain and loss of lives in emergency situations.

The Press has reported Ethiopia among countries in the region seriously hit by the ongoing drought and related food insecurity.

26 May 2017 description

Inadequacy of healthcare in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe revealed in new HelpAge report

By Ben Small

The provision of and older people's access to health services across Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe is wholly inadequate, a new report from HelpAge International and Age International has found.

20 Apr 2017 description

Lodwar/Nairobi April 19, 2017: HelpAge International has began providing assistance to vulnerable older people and their families most affected by the devastating drought in Kenya’s Turkana County.

Described as the worst in decades, assessments by HelpAge and its partners found that water purification and livestock feed are needed urgently, and HelpAge will be providing cash assistance to households that include older people.

29 Mar 2017 description

Older people in Africa are involved in all aspects of the migration chain: they are voluntary or forced migrants themselves, they shape the migration experience of others by funding youth migration and being involved in the decision-making process, they also benefit from remittances. Yet, they remain invisible in migration policy, as well as aid and development planning. This briefing tells the untold story of older people in the migration ecosystem in Africa.

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22 Aug 2017 description
job Closing date: 08 Sep 2017 HelpAge International

Humanitarian Programme Manager (Assessment, MEL and Accountability)

Salary is between £39,000 – £44,178 gross per annum based on skills and experience

8.5% employer pension contribution and other benefits

Scope for flexible working, including working from home

Opportunity to work for a leading humanitarian charity

20 Jul 2017 description
job Closing date: 24 Aug 2017 HelpAge International



July 2017

1. Context

Leaving no one behind: Minimising the impact of displacement, vulnerabilities and poverty on older men and women affected by the Syrian Refugee Crisis through the support of age inclusive resilience and integration initiatives- is a two year project (June 2017 –May 2019) implemented by HelpAge International’s country office in Jordan.