Protecting and Assisting Older People in Emergencies

This document can also be found on the official website of the Overseas Development Institute at https://odi.org/en/This paper argues that changes are required in the way essential services are delivered, and in how older people are viewed. The assumption that existing approaches address the entirety of the needs of old people is false. However, this does not mean that special services will always be necessary; instead, the paper argues that old-age issues need to be mainstreamed into general humanitarian programmes.This resource is part of the collection "Engaging older persons in humanitarian response". Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.