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Humanitarian Response

In emergencies and humanitarian crises, older people are particularly vulnerable to injury, death and disease and are also more likely to be neglected, ignored or left behind. Older people have the right to be seen, heard and receive the support they need during these difficult times

If not now, when?

Older people, despite the risks they face during emergencies, are marginalised and in some cases excluded by the humanitarian aid response. If not now, when? provides urgent recommendations for humanitarian actors, donors and agencies for an inclusive humanitarian response for older people.

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Humanitarian Response

Sir Brendan Gormley KCMG MBE, international development consultant, discusses the issues that face older people in emergencies.

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This is the daily reality for elderly Rohingya refugees

Over half a million Rohingya refugees have fled violence in their home country of Myanmar, seeking safety in Bangladesh.

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End the exclusion of older people with disabilities in emergency responses

Around the world as many as 14 million older people with disabilities are currently caught up in humanitarian crises. They are among those most at risk of being left behind when communities flee danger.

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