Older people among most vulnerable
The death toll of the Nepal earthquake which struck on 25 April has passed 5,000.
Estimates indicate that 8 million people have been affected. Older people, who make up over 8% of the population are among the most vulnerable.
Our initial focus will be to address the immediate needs of survivors including shelter, food and water.
Read more about the Nepal earthquake.
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.
Working with older people: Practical guidelines
Do 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.