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… over 60. There is strong evidence that older persons suffer disproportionately from disasters even in developed countries. In 2005, 75% of those killed by Hurricane … in their communities and 68% do not participate at all in such activity. Asked how they would like to be better included in decision-making on disaster planning, 70% … and tap into the years of experience, knowledge and skills that they bring to help reduce the effects of disasters,” said Porter. Guidelines: HelpAge International have …
GENEVA, 8 January 2014 – Herders whose livestock was devastated by a cyclone are taking steps to reduce their vulnerability and exposure to future disasters. A combination of freakish freezing temperatures, high winds and severe floods after a cyclone in November in Puntland, Somalia, hit several communities hard. Dozens of people died and up to one m…