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From victims to game changers: older people can transform disaster risk reduction

13 June 2017

The world is changing rapidly. Global warming has seen a rise in temperature of about 0.8 C in the past century, leading to greater environmental and climatic risks. This is a threat to life and livelihoods, warned a report by... Keep reading

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Drought-stricken Ethiopia needs an inclusive emergency response

26 May 2016

Beginning last year, Ethiopia has been facing alarming food insecurity instigated by the impact of El Ni o. Across the country, drought has impacted the lives of countless communities, leaving them in dire need of immediate emergency relief. An estimat Keep reading

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Knowledge is life: older people a key resource in disaster risk reduction

12 October 2015

Through HelpAge's disaster risk reduction (DRR) work with communities and older people's associations, we have found that older people often hold very valuable knowledge. On International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction, we look at how this insight can be. Keep reading

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Older people included in Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, but more needs to be done

20 March 2015

As a leader in the NGO Committee on Ageing at the United Nations in New York, I am honoured to have received a scholarship from the United Nations specifically to assure that the concerns of older people would be... Keep reading

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World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction: A new framework to include older people?

18 March 2015

A delegation from HelpAge International, the Network on Ageing in the USA and Ms Lina and Ms Annie from Ormoc in the Philippines, launched the first Disaster and Age Risk Index today. The report was unveiled by Annie who untied... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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