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27 Apr 2018 description
Up to 14 million older people with disabilities may be affected by humanitarian disasters. They are among those most at risk, yet little is known about their particular experiences.
10 May 2016 description
A new HelpAge International report contributes to a growing body of evidence illustrating the failure of the humanitarian system to protect the rights of older people.
09 Apr 2014 description
More precise targeting and registration of refugees and better training of staff will ensure humanitarian assistance is accessible, appropriate and effective, says new report.
17 Feb 2014 description
Due to vulnerabilities, people with disabilities and special needs face higher protection risks. But registration and access to basic services remains limited as lack of data hampers targeting.
21 Feb 2012 description
Introduction The purpose of humanitarian assistance is to enable people to survive crises and disasters, with an impartial focus on those who are most at risk. This study quantifies the funding provided by donors to meet the humanitarian needs of two of the most vulnerable groups: older people and...
14 Jul 2011 description
PREFACE Older Persons 7%2 (of the total population) and persons with disabilities 10%3 (of the total population) equaling at least 3 million persons affected by the floods. Due to the massive extent of the floods and ensuing crisis, and relying on repeated past experience of such crises, persons...