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HelpAge International/Rosaleen Cunningham

Older people need “greater say” in disaster planning

Older people need to be consulted more consistently when it comes to planning for the eventuality of disasters; that’s according to an expert working for the non-profit organization, HelpAge International in Colombia.

Joost Van de Lest recently attended a UN conference in Paraguay focusing on how best to reduce the risk of natural and man-made catastrophes through what is known as the Sendai Framework.

Daniel Dickinson asked Mr Van de Lest how older people are affected in disasters.

Duration: 3’41”