The Year that Shook the Rich: A Review of Natural Disasters in 2011

Chapter 4 - The Old are the Future

Chapter 4 - The Old are the Future

When natural disasters strike, older persons are often disproportionately affected, which is why they are considered to be a vulnerable group by humanitarian actors in need of special attention. But even though this is common knowledge, too often the specific needs of older people are not taken into account when preparing for disasters, responding to them when they do occur or when dealing with the medium and longer-term effects of disasters.

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