Timely and inclusive emergency response


Older people are disproportionately affected by disasters due to their physical, social, economic and cultural conditions and are often among the most vulnerable persons during emergencies. The situation is particularly challenging in low- and middle-income countries, where governments have [...]

Interview with Dr Bazlul Haque Khondker, an expert economist from Bangladesh discussing social protection

2017-08-29T09:42:14+07:00Tags: , , , |

    What are some of the reasons that make social protection for older people so important, economically and socially? A large number of older people are either poor or vulnerable to sudden change, and they enter into retirement [...]

Myanmar Floods: HelpAge responding to families affected by flooding

2018-02-06T12:04:35+07:00Tags: , , , , |

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,” [...]