Nepal Earthquake: Older people among the most vulnerable

Chandramatic, 91, survived the Nepal Earthquake.

A massive earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale has hit Nepal between its capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara to the north east. The power of the earthquake has been compared to the equivalent of 20 atomic bombs; tremors were felt as far away as India and Pakistan.

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Visiting our day centre in Gaza City

Suliman Alrefay, 74, attends the day centre for older people in Gaza.

Sarah Gillam, Media Relations Manager for HelpAge International, visited one of our projects in Gaza – a day centre in Gaza City – to see how older people are being helped 6 months after Age International and the DEC launched crisis appeals.

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DEC launches unprecedented Ebola Appeal

An older woman is helped out of ditch during the Ebola crisis.

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) – which Age International is a member of – has announced today that it will launch an appeal for the Ebola Crisis in West Africa.

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UK Government pledges ½ million to help older people in Philippines

An older woman stand with her grandchild in the Philippines.

The Department for International Development (DFID) has pledged ½ million pounds towards Age International’s aid efforts in the Philippines. The money will go towards helping older people to recover from the destruction and devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

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Aid to Philippines ‘on the move’ despite obstacles

An older man shows the rubble of house destroyed in Typhoon Haiyan.

As the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan becomes more clear, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has confirmed that life-saving aid is ‘on the move’ to those that need it – despite tremendous obstacles.

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