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Promoting community-based disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and emergency response for older people and other vulnerable groups in ASEAN countries and Japan

Asia is the region most affected by disasters, and it also has the largest and most rapidly growing population of older people in the world. When disaster strikes, older people are among the most vulnerable to neglect, injury, death and disease. Yet their needs are often overlooked.

This is the summary report of a regional workshop in Bangkok, Thailand, 15-19 October 2012, that had the objective to share best practices and agree on action points for promoting disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and emergency response among vulnerable groups by working through community- based institutions of older people in ASEAN countries and Japan.