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.
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.
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.
This is a list of essential hygiene items that are appropriate to the specific needs of older people and people with disabilities. Humanitarian agencies undertaking interventions in hygiene promotion should incorporate these items into their general hygiene package so as to target older people and people with disabilities within their response.
Furthermore, the guiding notes also contain tips on what implementing organisations should take into consideration prior to a distribution and after a distribution exercise whilst planning for older people and people with disabilities.
Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries
Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries, a new report by a coalition of 28 NGOs has found, warning that long-term efforts are still needed by the international community and host governments.
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Humanitarian Advocacy Manager
Permanent, based in London with overseas travel
Salary is between £39,000 - £44,178, 8.5% pension contribution and other benefits
Scope for flexible working, including working from hom
Opportunity to work for a leading organisation working with and for older people globally
All candidates must have the existing right to work in the UK
Programme Manager, Age & Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP) Maternity Cover
Job Title: Country Director, Ukraine
Grade & Salary: ISC & £36,093 gross per annum (Negotiable depending on experience), plus benefits
Location: Based in Kiev, Ukraine
Responsible to: Regional Head of Programmes, Eurasia and the Middle East, HelpAge International.
Responsible for: Ukraine emergency programme team; Ukraine development programme team.
Relations with others: Affiliates and partners organisations in country and Eurasia and Middle East (EME) Regional Office staff with technical support as needed from London hub.
HelpAge International's vision is a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. We are the secretariat of the HelpAge global network, bringing together more than 114 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries.
- Permanent, based in London
- Competitive salary, 8.5% pension contribution and other benefits
- Scope for flexible working, including working from home
- To work for a leading organisation working with and for older people globally
ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE EXISTING RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK.
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