Disaster risk reduction and climate change

Older people are disproportionally affected by the increase in natural disasters and climate change. HelpAge advocates for their inclusion in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation debates and programmes.

We’re helping to get their voices heard, and learn from their experience of preparing for disasters and coping with climate change. Here’s how.

Disaster risk management in Pakistan

Disaster risk reduction

An older man by a water hole in Ethiopia. (c) Jeff Williams/HelpAge International.

We're witnessing an increasing frequency of natural disasters, coupled with climate change.

We work to get recognition for older people’s vulnerabilities and their invaluable knowledge in coping with disasters.

Read about our programme and policy work on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

Witness to climate change

These photos show the catastrophic impact of climate change on older people. Click play to view.

Coping with climate change

Watch this video to find out how older people in Bolivia are adapting to their changing climate.

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