Save lives in emergencies

We are the only member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to specifically focus on helping older people when disaster strikes. Each year we support around 500,000 older people and their families following emergencies in developing countries.

See below to learn more about our work in West Africa stopping the spread of Ebola, or to see how we've helped during previous emergencies like the Philippines Typhoon.

Two older men with a young relative

The future of ageing

26 million older people are affected by natural disasters every year.

See our report