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Nepal Earthquake: A second earthquake shakes Nepal

    On Tuesday, May 12th an earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale began outside of Kathmandu. This quake follows two weeks after the devastating April 25, 2015 quake that damaged that city and the surrounding mountain towns. HelpAge teams were already on the ground working with older...

Posted: 12 May 2015

Nepal earthquake: HelpAge set to reach 10,000 older people and their families

By Sarah Marzouk We're working with our local partners to support older people affected by the Nepal earthquake, which struck on 25 April, killing over 7,000 people and affecting more than 8 million. We estimate that around 650,000 older women and men in Nepal have been affected by the...

Posted: 08 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake: Responding to older people's needs

We are concerned that older people living alone or with young dependents are among the most at risk following the huge earthquake which struck Nepal on 25 April. Older men and women may be unable to access essential items due to mobility problems.We're working with local partners to support...

Posted: 04 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake: Older people most at risk

We are concerned that older people living alone or with young dependents are among the most at risk following the huge earthquake which struck Nepal on 25 April. Older men and women may be unable to access essential items due to mobility problems. MEDIA-55421e1c52a9f "Older people bear the initial...

Posted: 30 April 2015

Nepal earthquake: Death toll continues to rise as aid agencies announce appeal

The death toll of the Nepal earthquake has risen above 5,000 and more than 8,000 people have been left injured. Initial estimates say that 8 million people have been affected. These numbers are likely to rise as rubble is cleared and as news comes in from remote and cut-off...

Posted: 29 April 2015