HELPAGE INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROJECT FOR COVID-19 TO ENSURE THAT OLDER PEOPLE ARE INCLUDED IN LOCAL RESPONSE PROGRAMS

2020/05/13

Amman, 13 May 2020 - HelpAge International launched an emergency project in response to COVID-19 to ensure that older men and women are included in response programs.

the emerging information  about  Corona-virus “COVID-19” indicates that people who suffer from some chronic diseases and  older people  are considered to be amongst the groups most at risk of infection from others, in addition to their exposure to other harms such as difficulty in accessing basic services and isolation, which may lead to the increase of fear feelings loneliness and tension amongst them.

The project aims to support    older people by providing hygiene kits and cash assistance, in addition to remote protection messaging, with the goal of increasing prevention, security,

This project is funded by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) with the resources from the Jordan Humanitarian Fund (JHF).  This project is designed around the strategic priority of protect, assist, and advocate and will take place for a duration of three months. This project was a subsequent response to the HelpAge Advocacy Campaign, My Health, My Care, My Right, which was developed and led by the older people’s committee, for the purpose of improving and increasing the level of services (particularly health) for all older men and women with and without disabilities. The project will target Tafileh, Amman, Mafraq, and Zarqa governorates.

The creation of this platform was possible through the support of German Humanitarian Assistance, Aktion Deutschland Hilft.