Age International, a subsidiary of Age UK, has been pledged ½ million pounds from The Department for International Development (DFID) to help with providing aid to older people in the Philippines.
The money will go towards helping older people to recover from the destruction and devastation they are facing as a result of Typhoon Haiyan.
How many older people have been affected?
Of the 9.5 million people estimated to be affected by the Typhoon, 1.3 million are aged 50 or over. Among the displaced, 85,000 are over 50.
Source : Rob Mansfield
As the refugee crisis deepens in Syria, Age UK has seen first hand how older people are suffering more than most as they flee the war-torn country.
Our emergency field worker on the ground saw 1,000 people cross the border under cover of the night in just 3 hours, with another 800 due to arrive before dawn.
Speaking from the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan, Amandine gave us this report:
Using DEC funds our member agencies have provided assistance to over 1.8million earthquake survivors in Haiti.
Age UK and our sister charity HelpAge International are helping 1,000 older people and their families affected by the recent flooding in Pakistan.
Since August, heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods throughout Sindh and Punjab provinces, affecting 5 million people.
More than 230 people have been killed, 1.2 million houses have been destroyed or damaged and 4.5 million acres have been flooded since late last month.
A hidden tragedy is unfolding in many parts of East Africa as many thousands of older people are unable to travel to refugee camps for help, Age UK and HelpAge International are warning.
The region is in the grip of a drought and resulting severe food crisis that have forced many working age adults from the countryside to displaced camps to find food or to the cities in a desperate search for work.