Older people and COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries and humanitarian settings
As the Coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe and dominates news headlines, humanitarian and development organisations are facing an unprecedented challenge to prepare and respond. We ask all those responding to the pandemic to consider explicitly its impact on older people. This Age International and HelpAge International briefing paper provides advice on how to respond to the specific needs and rights of older people, keeping the communities we work with as protected as possible from the impacts of the disease.
This advice is underpinned by the principles of the Humanitarian Inclusion Standards for older people and people with disabilities. As our programmatic response evolves, we will share more advice and resources on how best to include older people in the response to COVID-19.