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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 low-income countries, 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.

Help us reach older people in some of the world's most vulnerable communities

We must act fast

In over-crowded slums or refugee camps, basic hand hygiene and physical distancing is already a struggle. A widespread COVID-19 outbreak in these places would have catastrophic consequences. Please give today - you will help save lives.

Our work on the ground

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. 

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.

News & Information

The lates news and stories from Age International on COVID-19 including updates on the impact of the pandemic on older people in low income countries, stories from the ground, and how you can support older people globally. 

News & Features

See more of the latest news and stories from Age International.

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Coronavirus appeal

While Age UK is supporting older people in the UK, Age International is working to reach those in high-risk areas in low-income countries where healthcare systems are already severely stretched.

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