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Aid is essential

Discover how the UK plays a vital role in supporting vulnerable older people around the world.

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Age International is a charity, helping older people to live with dignity
in some of the world's poorest countries


East Africa Crisis Appeal

East Africa Crisis Appeal

20 million face starvation. More will die if we don't act now Donate now...

Women who has dementia with carer and doctor

Women and dementia

The impact of dementia is much greater for women Learn more...

An older man holds up a bowl of fruit.

Pensions in Zanzibar

A year on from East Africa's first pension scheme Its impact...

Philippines typhoon 2013

During emergencies

Find out why older people are particularly vulnerable Emergency response...

An older woman in Ethiopia.

East Africa Crisis

How food shortages are impacting older people Discover more...

Did you know?

  • 20p coins

    100 million older people around the world are living on less than 60p a day

  • 80%

    8 in 10 older people have to do poorly paid, unsafe or irregular work to survive

  • Grandparent with children icon

    Grandparents care for up to half the world’s children orphaned by AIDS

  • From as little as 16p a day, you can help support a grandparent who has no one else to depend on.

 

Family in Myanmar

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Fighting Ageism

We are calling on people and institutions everywhere to recognise and reject ageism.
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