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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The coronavirus pandemic affects everyone, but older people are at highest risk. 

At Age International we know that we only have a narrow window of opportunity to act in the most vulnerable communities, where healthcare systems are already severely stretched, weak, or even non-existent. 

We're working hard to ensure older people are treated equally by governments and international organisations who are leading the fight against COVID-19.

We must act now

Older people in the poorest parts of the world affected by conflict or living in refugee camps have already left so much behind. They now face a new threat of COVID-19 that could leave them too ill to provide for their families, or not even survive. Please give today - you will help save lives.

Countries in focus:

South Sudan

We're reaching older people with hygiene kits containing essential items to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Bangladesh

Age International is reaching older people living in Cox's Bazar with hygiene kits and mobile health support.

Syria

We are working with out partner, SEMA, supporting health facilities and mobile health units in Syria.

Our response around the world

69% of the global population aged over 60 live within low- and middle-income countries. These people are at greater risk of catching coronavirus, threatening their lives. The impact will affect not only them, but their families and communities.

We are currently working to reach communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. 

Coronavirus Appeal

Older people in the poorest parts of the world affected by conflict or living in refugee camps need help urgently to survive the silent threat of COVID-19.

News & Information

The latest news and stories from Age International including updates on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on older people in low-income countries, stories from the ground, and how you can support older people globally. 

Expert voices

We're working hard to ensure older people are treated equally by governments and international organisations who are leading the fight against COVID-19. Read what experts in the field of health, ageing and international development have to say and what we are doing to influence decision makers.

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