Emergencies

HelpAge International launches low cost tool to assess needs of older people in emergencies

2017-01-04T05:50:09+00:00 Tags: , , , , |

Today (Wednesday 25 November) HelpAge International is launching a quick, simple and low-cost tool to assess the needs and vulnerabilities of older people in humanitarian situations. The rapid assessment method for older people (RAM-OP) is a house-to-house survey that [...]

Protecting older people in emergencies: good practice guide

2016-12-26T14:12:47+00:00 Tags: , , |

This good practice guide highlights the need for agencies to better understand and address older people’s needs, and to integrate their contributions into interventions. It identifies elements of good practice for age-friendly programming during emergencies. It advocates for consultation [...]

Community-based disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and emergency response for older people

2017-01-23T19:43:15+00:00 Tags: , , |

The summary reports provides best practices and agreed action points for promoting disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation (CCA) and emergency response among vulnerable groups by working through community-based institutions of older people in ASEAN countries and Japan.It advocates [...]

Older People in disasters and humanitarian crises: Guidelines for best practice

2016-12-26T14:18:49+00:00 Tags: , , |

Older People have specific needs and issues in emergencies situation however they also have valuable roles to play. The publication provides better understanding of the needs of the Older People in terms of emergency and it recognises the unique [...]