The programme, 'Assistance to specific vulnerable groups affected by the Syrian crisis in Jordan,’ is being implemented by HelpAge International (HelpAge) in partnership with Handicap International (HI) from April 2013 to September 2014. It is funded by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) (£318,735); Age International (AI) (£250,000); and the Elsie Pilkington Trust (£10,000).
Since the crisis that broke out in December, 2013 in South Sudan, 1.3 million people are estimated to remain internally displaced across the country and just 449,000 people have fled the violence to neighboring countries (Uganda 121,600, Kenya 42,700, Ethiopia 185,000 and Sudan 90,300). There are currently over 95,000 IDPs sheltering in nine UN bases across South Sudan. This translates to one in seven people in South Sudan have been displaced from their homes since conflict began.
13 October 2014, GENEVA – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and HelpAge International today issued a joint call for greater involvement of older persons in disaster management efforts worldwide in order to bring down death tolls among those over 60.
GLOBAL AGEWATCH INDEX 2014
Mauritius highest ranked African Country, Norway tops the list, Latin America leads pension revolution, life expectancy continues to rise, a third of countries trail significantly behind top performers
Today (1 October 2014), the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, HelpAge International is launching the Global AgeWatch Index 2014 ranking 96 countries according to the social and economic wellbeing of older people.
Salary £34-36,000 gross per annum
Based in London
ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE EXISTING RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK