Inclusion of older people in DRR

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Case studies, challenges and best practices to ensure the full participation of elderly people in disaster risk reduction.

Study suggests the elderly may be more vulnerable than previously believed.
National Center for Atmospheric Research University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Heat-related deaths could double by the 2050s unless action is taken, researchers warn.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org
2020

This policy brief addresses Commitments 1, 2, 4, and 7, 8, 10 of the Regional Implementation Strategy of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing; Goals I and 3 of the 2017 Lisbon Ministerial Declaration, and SDGs 1,2,3, 5 and 10 of the 2030

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
2020

Older adults consistently experience the greatest proportion of casualties during and after natural disasters compared to younger age groups. In 2005, approximately half of all deaths resulting from Hurricane Katrina were among persons age 75 years or

American Red Cross American Academy of Nursing
2020

Climate change, especially as reflected in heat waves, is a rising threat worldwide. Appropriate use of cooling devices can protect people from health impacts during a heat wave. A population-based telephone survey was conducted in a representative

Springer
New research finds that social capital helps buffer the impact of a disaster experience on the cognitive decline of elerly people.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health