Emergency & Reconstruction
Older men and women are some of the most vulnerable victims of disasters and conflicts. They face specific threats from man-made or natural disasters and their needs are very different from those of other age groups.
In collaboration with HelpAge International, a leading provider of humanitarian relief for older persons, and our local partners, we ensure that older persons are not forgotten in long-term humanitarian efforts.
What Is the Impact of Your Donation?
- Depending on what is needed, we work with other humanitarian aid providers to meet the needs of older persons. For example, in Haiti we provided funding to HelpAge International for the rebuilding of houses that are now hurricane resistant
- Older age means reduced mobility and muscle strength, impaired sight and hearing, and greater vulnerability to extreme weathers. Older persons also need healthcare for chronic conditions, such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, strokes, respiratory illnesses, rheumatism and dementia