Older people need "greater say" in disaster planning

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Seventy-seven-year-old Anacleta struggles to subsist in her storm-ravaged home following Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in 2013. File Photo: HelpAge International/Rosaleen Cunningham

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"

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