older people

Joint statement on behalf of the older persons at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017

2017-05-29T15:20:47+00:00 Tags: , , , |

Official Statement made by Mr Godfred Paul, Country Director, Myanmar HelpAge International, at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017 in Cancun, Mexico. On behalf of the stakeholder group of older people, he advocated inclusion of [...]

End the neglect: a study of humanitarian financing for older people

2016-12-26T07:07:28+00:00 Tags: , , , |

Our annual study of humanitarian financing of older people illustrates the failure of the current system to allocate adequate resourcing to address older people’s needs. It offers a sobering analysis of the extent to which older people are being [...]

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 [...]

Strengthen community-based disaster risk reduction programmes by including older people poster

2016-12-26T08:18:34+00:00 Tags: , , , |

This poster is part of four posters initially created for the exhibition at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) - Asia/Oceania 2015 Congress in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The poster presents the active role of older people in emergency response [...]

Older people key to success in rebuilding Haiyan-affected communities

2017-01-04T06:03:06+00:00 Tags: , , , , |

January 2015 - Australia The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, Volume 30 Issue 1, 2015 reported the role of older people as a key to success in rebuilding Haiyan-affected communities. The story is based on the report entitled Typhoon Haiyan one year [...]

Older people key to success in rebuilding Haiyan-affected communities

2017-01-04T05:54:11+00:00 Tags: , , , , |

Older people have been key to helping 150,000 people recover from Typhoon Haiyan, says a new report released today by HelpAge International and the Coalition of Services of the Elderly. New skills have been acquired, stronger homes built and [...]