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.
By Ben Small
At 11.56am local time, one year ago on Monday, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. Nearly 9,000 people were killed by the tremors, with more than 22,000 left injured. Whole villages were flattened and some 605,000 homes were left destroyed.
As is the case in most humanitarian disasters, older people were disproportionately affected. Despite making up just 8.1% of the population, individuals aged over 60 comprised 28.9% of those killed as a result of the earthquake, according to Nepal’s Ministry of Home Affairs.
De acuerdo al VIDECI (Viceministerio de Defensa Civil) 72.511 familias han sido afectadas y 20 fallecidos hasta la fecha por: granizadas (13.413), heladas (12.840), riadas (6.908), desborde (8.011), lluvias fuertes (502), deslizamiento (121), sequia (30.439), vientos fuertes (182) y tormenta eléctrica (95) desde noviembre de 2015i .
72.505 Has. de diferentes cultivos afectados en el Altiplano y los Valles, con mayor afectación a la agricultura campesina. 50.443 cabezas de ganado afectados.
On the eve of human rights day in South Africa (Monday 21 March), HelpAge International has welcomed the adoption of a protocol on older people’s rights across Africa.
The African Union protocol covers a range of rights including access to health services, freedom from discrimination and the right to employment, social protection and education, providing a framework for governments to protect these rights.
There are 66.5 million people aged 60 and over in Africa, predicted to reach 105 million by 2030.
Lack of data renders older women invisible in the face of violence and discrimination, says HelpAge International.
HelpAge International is calling for more to be done to end violence and abuse against older women, saying that a lack of data is leaving them at risk.
By Ed Knight
"We don’t support either side in the conflict. We came here to escape it," said Ahmad, a Syrian farmer who fled to Lebanon with his family.
"Now there’s nothing but killing and stealing."
Based in Nairobi or Addis Ababa
HelpAge International (HelpAge) is an international NGO with a vision of a world where older people fulfill their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. It is also a global network with over 100 affiliates working to support older people and promote their rights. HelpAge’s programmes are managed by a secretariat in London and six Regional Offices including one for East, West and Central Africa based in Nairobi.
JOB TITLE: Area Manager (2 positions)
LOCATION: Slovyansk (1 position) and Severodonetsk (1 position) Field Offices in the Donbas Region, East Ukraine
RESPONSIBLE TO: Emergency Programme Coordinator
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Programme Field Teams and Technical Officers and the Field Office Support Systems Staff
RELATIONS W/H OTHERS: Networks Coordinates with the LGUs and both local and International NGOs.
GRADE & SALARY: TBC
Consultant on Abuse and Violence against Older People
Consultancy to be conducted over a six month period (June- November 2016)
HelpAge International promotes the wellbeing and inclusion of older women and men, and aims to reduce poverty and discrimination in later life. Our work is strengthened through a global network of like-minded organisations – the only one of its kind in the world.
£24,750 - £30,937 depending on experience (full time)
12 Month fixed term contract (subject to on-going funding)
This post is field based and is roving support between our two main field offices in Slovyansk and Severodonetsk in East Ukraine
£17,108 per annum (full time)
Temporary, full time post
Based in London
APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE EXISTING RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK.
HelpAge International's vision is one of a world where older people fulfill their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. We are an international network, bringing together more than 114 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries.