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 & Age Index

Find out more about our Disaster Risk and Age Index

We’re launching the first Disaster Risk and Age Index.

The Index ranks 190 countries on the disaster risk faced by older people.

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.

Disaster Resilience infographic

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

This infographic illustrates the collision of two trends: ageing populations and the acceleration of risk in a world which is increasingly exposed to natural and technological hazards.

Download the infographic.

Disaster risk management in Pakistan

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