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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Typhoon Haiyan affects 1.3 million over 50

Older woman following typhoon Yolanda.

Age International estimates that around 1.3 million people over 50 have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and around 85,000 older people have been displaced.

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