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Age International, Age UK’s international charity, is the only charity in the UK dedicated to the needs and rights of older people in developing countries.


Age International's work in 2015/16

Age International delivers long-term development programmes in over 30 developing countries, as well as influencing and advocating on behalf of older people to challenge age discrimination and help them claim their rights.

Working as a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), they also support age-friendly emergency relief in countries devastated by disasters and conflict.

Emergency relief

Age International helps older people to recover from humanitarian emergencies in developing countries.

After the devastating earthquake in Nepal in April 2015, Age International launched an emergency appeal and participated in the DEC appeal. They provided shelter, cash grants, healthcare and eyecare, as well as training in disaster risk reduction and livelihoods recovery.

Kanchi was one of the many Nepal earthquake survivors who received support from Age International.

A story of hope and resilience

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Delivering essential services

Age International helps to ensure that essential health and care services are provided to older people in low and middle income countries.

In 2015/16, they trained nearly 8,000 government and agency staff in 25 countries to deliver better health, social protection and humanitarian relief. They delivered health care to older people in 28 countries, including Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka and provided eye care services, including cataract screening and operations, in six countries.

How Age International is transforming health

Campaigning for the rights of older people

Age International has worked in the UK and internationally to build support for a UN convention on the rights of older people. In the UK, Age UK and Age International have built a network of like-minded organisations that informs parliamentarians about this emerging agenda.

Read Age International's Annual Report

If you'd like more information about Age UK's work, download our most recent Annual Review. Alternatively, you can download and read Age UK's full Report of Trustees and Annual Accounts.

Annual Review: #ProudtoBeAgeUK 2015/16 (PDF 1 MB)

Report of Trustees and Annual Accounts 2015/16 (PDF 1 MB)

Further information

For more information: Call Age UK Advice: 0800 169 2081

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