UNHCR Emergency Handbook: Older persons

The needs and capacities of older persons are often overlooked in an emergency response because humanitarian actors do not register their presence or because of their weak socio-economic position. An emergency response that fully includes older persons must respond to their specific needs, dedicate resources, and plan and implement targeted protection initiatives in close consultation with the persons concerned, their communities, and service providers. This resource handbook is one chapter from a larger emergency handbook from UNHCR, which helps to define and communicate this information.