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.

A cooling center sign in Vancouver, Canada amidst a heatwave
Last summer brought scorching hot temperatures and record-breaking heatwaves to British Columbia. Unfortunately, the heat was not the only record that skyrocketed — what followed was a chain of extreme weather events.
Conversation Media Group, the
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2022
This guide discusses how natural hazards affect older adults and gives tips to reduce that risk.
Federal Emergency Management Agency American Association of Retired Persons
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