Humanitarian policy and programming is increasingly focusing on the inclusion of older people and people with disabilities. However, there is limited evidence and attention paid to the intersection of older age and disability, the particular experiences of older people with disabilities in humanitarian crises, and the extent to which their rights are upheld in humanitarian contexts. This study explores theh experiences of older people with disabilities across a range of humanitarian settings.
Through support from the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM), HelpAge International and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine set out to learn more access to humanitarian assistance and protection for older people with disabilities. The findings from their analysis show that much still needs to be done to ensure older people with disabilities are included in humanitarian programs.