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Older adults are subject to discrimination world wide. As the global population ages, this trend will only grow larger. The United Nations has produced a report titled, Strengthening Older People’s Rights: Towards a UN Convention. The goal is to create a UN Convention for older people, therefore helping protect our elders globally.

Find out what you can do to help the cause.

The people of Haiti are still in dire need of help and will be for the foreseeable future. If you haven’t given already, please consider donating to HelpAge International (HAI).

IAHSA and HAI are global collaborative partners dedicated to helping elders in the developing world. HAI is the only relief and development organization focused on the needs of older persons in developing countries and has had a presence in Haiti for 8 years. They are working through local partners to support local people, use local resources to build long term capacity and reduce dependency.

HAI is uniquely situated to meet the needs of Haitian older people on the ground, right now. That is why IAHSA is joining forces with HAI. Their efforts will address the specific needs of older people – food, water, medicine and mobility aides, emotional support and shelter.

HelpAge partners with several nonprofits on the ground in Haiti to help older adults. Their partners help Haitians receive all sorts of resources, from water to healthcare. Find out more about HAI’s partners in Haiti. You can also follow what HelpAge International is doing on the ground in Haiti, on their blog.

Please consider donating money for Haitian disaster relief to HAI. Funds are needed now to meet the needs of older adults in Haiti.

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Whether you give to your local church efforts, HelpAge International or other aid organizations, please consider helping in some capacity.

This is only the beginning. We must do what we can to help the people who have been devastated by this earthquake today, so that we may help build better ageing services for them tomorrow.

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IAHSA’s Global Ageing Network Blog was created because of you!! We got your message loud and clear – “Provide us with a quick and nimble communications vehicle so we can stay connected and create community across borders".

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Virginia Nuessle, Study Tour Director

Majd Alwan, Director, CAST

Alla Rubinstein, Program Administrator, IAHSA

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