Georgia is one of many countries having an increasingly ageing population demographically. Older population group face many challenges, a situation further exacerbated by the onset of COVID-19 which not only poses an increased direct risk for older people, but also sees them face serious secondary health, social and economic impacts.Read More
Budapest/Geneva, 13 January 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic is having catastrophic health, social and...Read More
COVID-19 poses an increased risk of morbidity, mortality and indirect social consequences that profoundly
affect older people and people with underlying health conditions. Evidence indicates that the impacts of the virus are being
borne disproportionately by poor and older people.
COVID-19: Red Cross Red Crescent steps up European response, urges Governments to strengthen testing, tracing and isolation measures
IFRC is urging Governments to strengthen their “test-trace-quarantine” systems to help prevent future surges of COVID-19. This call comes as multiple European countries put in place new restrictions to stop community transmission and to avoid the collapse of health systems.Read More
The project aims to strengthen the resilience of local communities of South Caucasus countries to reduce the negative impacts of disasters and crises on health, including through pandemic preparedness, epidemic
control, water hygiene and sanitation, response to mass-casualty events, first aid, psychosocial support.