Emergencies

Woman sits in a make-shift hosptial in Haiti, wearing a pink gown.26 million older people are affected by disasters every year. Forced to flee their homes due to war, or because of a powerful natural disaster - they too need shelter, food, medicine and emotional support.     

When an emergency strikes, we're here to help. We are the only member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) aid organisation to specifically target older people.

We work on the ground, delivering food packs that older people can open and digest, forming aid queues that take disability and age into account, and getting specialist medical attention to people with long-term health conditions. Then, when the cameras have all gone home, we stay - working with older people to help them re-build their communities and their lives.