Hope for forgotten older people in Haiti

by Age UK


Age UK and partners are helping older people to rebuild their lives with dignity in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake:providing food, care home staff, washing facilities and wellbeing kits.

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In the aftermath of Haiti’s earthquake, older people are the most at-risk group according to a UN assessment, yet their needs are often overlooked. With the start of rainy season in April , hundreds of older people are living in the ruins of their Port au Prince care home, surrounded by a huge camp of other earthquake survivors. Staff struggle to provide privacy and just one or two meals a day. Other older people have lost everything in the disaster.


We are providing staff to the Municipal care home and building toilets and bathing areas for residents. We are also distributing thousands of food packages and personal care kits in other care homes and to vulnerable older people living in camps.

Long-Term Impact

This work will reach thousands of the most vulnerable older people with life saving support, enabling them to survive and begin to rebuild their lives.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Press release: older people must be priority
Aid is reaching Haiti

Organization Information

Age UK

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.ageuk.org.uk/​
Rachel Thompson
Project Leader:
Rachel Thompson
Individual Marketing Co-ordinator
London, United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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