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 on how Age International is working to prevent emergencies, click here.

For more information, visit Age International's website.

Recent Updates

Age International - Nepal Earthquake: Older People Among the most Vulnerable

A massive earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale has hit Nepal between its capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara to the north east.

Age International are in contact with their local office in #Nepal

We are in contact with our local office in #Nepal ready to help older people in the aftermath of this tragic disaster pic.twitter.com/CV8c1gUa7Y

Age International's response to the Gaza conflict

To help older people impacted by the conflict in Gaza, we have set up a day centre in Gaza City where older people can spend time together, receive counselling, share meals and learn to read and write.

Age International's response to Typhoon Hayain

In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan crashed into the Philippines, leaving more than 6,000 people dead, 5 million homes damaged, and 14 million people trying to rebuild their lives.

A whopping big great thank you from Age International to everyone who has donated to the #GazaCrisis appeal so far!

A whopping big great thank you to everyone who has donated to the #GazaCrisis appeal so far! pic.twitter.com/5OCYSxAskn