Getting better at humanitarianism

An older woman smiles widely in Myanmar.

Sir Brendan Gormley was Chief Executive of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), from 2000 until 2012. He is a board member of Age International. On World Humanitarian Day, he gives his views on how humanitarianism has changed over the years and how we can all be better at it.

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Aid to Philippines ‘on the move’ despite obstacles

An older man shows the rubble of house destroyed in Typhoon Haiyan.

As the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan becomes more clear, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has confirmed that life-saving aid is ‘on the move’ to those that need it – despite tremendous obstacles.

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Typhoon Haiyan affects 1.3 million over 50

Older woman following typhoon Yolanda.

Age International estimates that around 1.3 million people over 50 have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and around 85,000 older people have been displaced.

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