HelpAge Internationalís analysis of the latest data from the Philippines suggests that almost two fifths of people killed by Typhoon Haiyan were over the age of 60 - despite the fact that this age group makes up only 8% of the general population in the worst affected areas.
Posted: 10 December 2013
Today, the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is observed worldwide to raise awareness of the many issues women face. For the first time the urgency of action on violence that women of all ages and abilities suffer in humanitarian context was recognised at a High Level Panel meeting in the UK this month.
Posted: 25 November 2013
On 8 November, Typhoon Haiyan entered the Philippines. Haiyan was a maximum category-five storm with ground winds of up to 235mph. An estimated 11 million people have been affected, of which 1.5 million could be over 50.
Posted: 17 November 2013
Super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), one of the strongest ever recorded, is battering central areas of the Philippines with winds of up to 320 kilometres per hour. Waves 15 metres tall have been seen around the coast, and there has been up to 400 millimetres of rain in some places.
Posted: 10 November 2013
On October 12, 2013, cyclone Phailin crashed into the eastern coast of India and Odisha state. Since, it has moved inland, bringing with it more heavy rains to Bihar state. Our sister organization, HelpAge India is now responding to those affected in Odisha and Bihar.
Posted: 30 October 2013