2015

Myanmar Floods: HelpAge responding to families affected by flooding

2018-02-06T12:04:35+00:00 Tags: , , , , |

At least 300 family kits have been provided by HelpAge International to five camps for internally displaced people in the Magway region in west Myanmar. “Older people are particularly vulnerable during disasters and are often left out of emergency responses,” [...]

Proceedings of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

2016-12-26T08:35:31+00:00 Tags: , , , |

The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was a seminal event in the calendar of the post-2015 development agenda. It was held on 14-18 March 2015 in Sendai, Japan. This World Conference took place amidst growing concern about [...]

World Health Day 2015: Age Demands Action on access to age-friendly health services for older people

2017-01-04T05:53:33+00:00 Tags: , , , |

“I want healthcare for me,” say older people Today (7 April) on World Health Day, Age Demands Action campaigners are calling for access to age-friendly health services for older people to bring a halt to exclusion, discrimination and stigma. [...]

Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Sendai, Japan 14 – 18 March 2015, launch of the first Disaster Risk and Age Index

2017-01-04T05:53:45+00:00 Tags: , , , |

This week, HelpAge International is launching the first Disaster Risk and Age Index, ranking 190 countries across the world on the disaster risk faced by older people, at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai. [...]