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21 Mar 2013 description

By Attila Kulcsar

When a devastating earthquake hit Haiti's capital, Port au Prince, and the surrounding towns in January 2010 HelpAge had already been there for 9 years, working to empower and support poor and vulnerable older people.

The money raised through the DEC's Haiti Earthquake Appeal, announced within 24 hours of the quake, meant that we could extend our work to help older people recover from the disaster.

12 Jan 2011 description

None of the United Nations projects aimed at older people have been funded to date.

Despite being identified as the most vulnerable group in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, one year on, older people continue to be forgotten by international donors. This is according to a report by Age UK's international partner organisation, HelpAge International

Out of 321 projects included for funding in the United Nations Flash Appeals for Haiti, 5% of projects refer to older people's needs.

18 Mar 2010 description

More attention still needs to be paid to the most vulnerable group affected by the earthquake - older people.

This is the message from HelpAge International, as relief agencies and the Haitian government begin to move from immediate relief efforts into developing long term recovery plans.

"Safety, survival and dignity of the residents is our top priority"

HelpAge has been supporting the municipal government to provide urgent relief and medical care to the 40 frail and elderly residents of the municipal nursing home in Port-au-Prince, but conditions remain …

22 Jan 2010 description

HelpAge International and its local partners in Haiti have been working in nursing homes in Port-au-Prince to assess the needs of older people and to distribute medical supplies.

Medical staff on the ground

Medical staff from our partner CARPA have been examining patients in the Azile Communal nursing home in Bel Air, Port-au-Prince and CARPA doctors visited the UN hospital to collect free medical supplies which will be given out to them today.

Currently around 329 temporary living camps have been established in the Haitian capital.

21 Jan 2010 description

HelpAge International and its local partners in Haiti have been working in nursing homes in Port-au-Prince to assess the needs of older people and to distribute medical supplies.

Free medical supplies are being distributed

Medical staff from our partner CARPA have been examining patients in the Azile Communal nursing home in Bel Air, Port-au-Prince and CARPA doctors visited the UN hospital to collect free medical supplies which will be given out to them today.

Currently around 329 temporary living camps have been established in the Haitian capital.