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10 facts on ageing and the life course

Older people can prove very resilient following natural hazards such as earthquakes.
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The world population is rapidly ageing

Between 2000 and 2050, the proportion of the world's population over 60 years will double from about 11% to 22%. The number of people aged 60 years and over is expected to increase from 605 million to 2 billion over the same period.

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