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.
The Myanmar Consortium for Community Resilience (MCCR), comprised of four INGOs and two UN partners have launched an 18-month project aimed at reducing the human, social, economic, and environmental losses in coastal and urban areas resulting from disasters in Myanmar. The European Unionfunded consortium has been supporting disaster risk reduction and resilience-building initiatives with coastal and urban communities in high-risk areas of Myanmar since 2012.
International Day of Older Persons: a critical need to reinstate full and non-discriminatory access to human rights by older persons in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine Today marks the 28th anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons – the date allows us to reflect upon the situation of older persons, as well as for acknowledging the vital role they play in the society.
On Friday 28 September a massive 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, causing a tsunami of six-metre high waves to surge through the coastal city of Palu.
More than 1,400 people are known to have died in the tsunami and earthquake, over 70,000 were forced to flee their homes and nearly 200,000 are in desperate need of emergency help. As more remote communities are reached, these figures are expected to rise. Those who survived are struggling to access food, water and shelter.
How are we responding?
Yangon, 01 October 2018
A better prepared institutions and systems in Myanmar would help the communities to be better prepared and resilient. ECHO is committed to support the preparedness activities and also proud that joined the efforts of Myanmar government in building emergency preparedness through the MCCR Consortium. The head of ECHO Mrs. Clementina CANTONI joined the launch of the Safe hospital project at the Yangon General Hospital this morning.
• 99.3% of older women and men rely on a pension as their main source of income
• 89.2% of older people have only one source of income
• Older people spend the majority of their income on medicines (55.8%) and food (26.2%)
• 19.8% of older people are in debt, including arrears on utilities
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HelpAge International are recruiting for a temporary Humanitarian Advocacy Adviser who understands the global humanitarian system and who is passionate about advocating for transformative change regarding the rights of older people in crisis. The Humanitarian Advocacy Adviser will be responsible for leading on HelpAge’s global humanitarian advocacy strategy and priorities; and for working with country programmes, network members and partners on all aspects of their humanitarian advocacy.