Rapid needs assessment of older people-Gambella, Ethiopia

The report contains key findings of the assessment, together with observations and analysis by HelpAge’s humanitarian team and sectoral advisers.It aims to help all organisations operating in Gambella– including humanitarian agencies, donors and cluster groups–to develop and implement inclusive programmes, and to support advocacy for the rights of older refugees. Fleeing the violence of civil war and ongoing food insecurity, there are over 310,000 refugees from South Sudan in Ethiopia, more than in any other country, and making up nearly half of the total refugee population hosted by Ethiopia. It is critical to recognise the diverse situation of older people affected by the conflict and the specific risks they face.