Older people in emergencies: falling through the cracks of emergency responses

This study takes stock of the progress made and remaining challenges faced by those responding to forced displacement of older South Sudanese people in Uganda and Ethiopia, both in addressing the specific needs of older people and harnessing their capacities. The study looks at how the role of older people changes during displacement and their specific vulnerabilities and coping strategies. It also examines how well the humanitarian response to displacement has included older people, and the role of legal and policy frameworks in ensuring the rights and protection of older people.