Emergencies

Older people are often forgotten in emergencies, such as the Haiti earthquake and the Pakistan floods. Here, they talk about their particular needs and experiences.

Boonpeng, 75, Thailand

Seventy-five-year-old Boonpeng has been leading disaster risk reduction work in his sub-district in Thailand.

Posted: 12 October 2015

Nepal three months on: Dewaki, 63, and Bir, 61

Dewaki, 63, and Bir, 61, are two of the recipients of HelpAge's cash transfer relief programme in Nepal.

Posted: 24 July 2015

Dilmaya, 70, Nepal

Dilmaya lives with her brother and sister-in-law. Their house was destroyed by the earthquake.

Posted: 07 May 2015

Vladimir, 70, Ukraine

Seventy-year-old Vladimir is newly arrived from Debaltseve, the scene of fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine.

Posted: 02 March 2015

Typhoon Haiyan case studies

A snapshot of how older people in the Philippines have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, in their own words.

Posted: 03 January 2014

Mahbud, 69, and Hisham, 52, Jordan

Mahbud and Hisham are living in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.

Posted: 30 July 2013

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