An inclusive response to older persons in humanitarian emergencies

This document can also be found on the official website of the United Nations at: UN policy brief on “An inclusive response to older persons in humanitarian emergencies” focusses on older persons, because they are particularly at risk in disasters. In a context of rapid population ageing, a predicted increase in the number of disasters will result in large numbers of older persons impacted by humanitarian emergencies. This reality attests to the urgency of ensuring that policies and programmes are sensitive to the specific risks, challenges and strengths of older persons and encourage and support their contributions in all phases of risk assessment, disaster preparedness, crisis management and recovery programmes in order to fully respect their human rights and guarantee that no one is left behind.This resource is part of the collection "Engaging older persons in humanitarian response". Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.