Nalor from Thailand points out how landslides that may come from the hillside, pose a threat to her paddy fields. (c) Robin Wyatt/HelpAge InternationalDisaster Risk and Age Index

Ranking of 190 countries

We have launched the first Disaster Risk and Age Index at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai.

The Index ranks 190 countries on the disaster risk faced by older people. Older people in Somalia, Central African Republic and Afghanistan face the highest risk. The lowest risk for older people is in Malta and Finland.

Use our interactive map and download our DRR infographic.

Disaster Risk and Age Index interactive map

The Disaster Risk and Age Index ranks 190 countries based on the disaster risk faced by older people. This pilot index is based on the INFORM 2015 Index, a global, open-source risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters.
Use our interactive map to see how your country ranks.

Click to use our interactive map to see how your country ranks in the Disaster Risk and Age Index.

Working with older people: Practical guidelines

Download our practical guidelinesDo you work with older people in the developing world? Need practical information on how to tailor programmes to older people's needs?

We have new practical guidelines for programme managers and people working with older people, drawing on experience in the HelpAge network.

Please use the guidelines for your own work, training or as a basis for producing more detailed, locally relevant materials.

The guidelines cover topics including emergencies, HIV and AIDS, rights and advocacy and health and care.

Global AgeWatch Index 2014

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