Age International is the only UK charity working with and for older people in over 30 developing countries. We exist to change the world for older people: to respond to the needs, challenges and opportunities that arise from global ageing, by reducing poverty, improving health, protecting and promoting rights and responding to emergencies in low and middle-income countries.

Our vision is of a world in which women and men everywhere can lead dignified, healthy and secure lives as they grow older, and can say:

  • I am given the help and information I want in emergencies
  • I have the income I need, and enjoy the best possible health and care
  • My voice is heard by decision makers
  • I am safe and secure, free from all forms of discrimination, violence and abuse.

Find out more about age-friendly relief and why we give out cash in emergencies. For more information about how Age International is working to prevent emergencies, click here.

Recent Updates

Age International update: Rescuers find older woman trapped in earthquake rubble. Watch the moment she is freed

Rescuers find older woman trapped in #NepalQuake rubble. Watch the moment she is freed > http://bit.ly/1GBfnnd pic.twitter.com/aOfgZOdpDK

Age International proud to be part of DEC Nepal appeal

Today we are proud to be a part of the @decappeal #NepalEarthquake appeal. Help here > http://bit.ly/NepalDonate pic.twitter.com/boOmHlLsJE

Age International are helping 600,000 older people

This 7.8 magnitude earthquake is the worst earthquake to affect #Nepal for 80 years. We are there helping est 600,000 older ppl affected

Age International say that many of the 2.2m people aged over 60 will bear initial brunt of the Nepal Earthquake

2.2m people in #Nepal aged over 60 - many will bear initial brunt of #NepalEarthquake because they cannot flee http://bit.ly/1HHhI31

Nepal is one of the most seismically active regions in the world

Why is #Nepal vulnerable to earthquakes? http://bbc.in/1Dw0ijr via @BBCNews