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Adolescents’ experiences of Covid-19 and the public health response in Jordan

Briefing/policy papers

Written by Nicola Jones

Hero image description: 13-year-old girl living in an Informal Tented Settlement in Jordan Image credit:Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Covid-19 has rapidly disrupted the lives of individuals across the globe. While the direct health effects are largely concentrated among the elderly, the virus will almost certainly have multidimensional effects on young people’s well-being in both the short and the long term.

This factsheet is part of a cross-country series designed to share emerging findings in real time from quantitative interviews with adolescents in the context of Covid-19. The young people involved are part of the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) programme’s longitudinal research in East Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.

This factsheet is a rapid snapshot of adolescents’ knowledge and attitudes towards Covid-19 in Jordan and presents key findings on the impact of the virus across GAGE’s capability domains: education and learning; health, nutrition and sexual and reproductive health; psychosocial well-being; economic empowerment; voice and agency; and bodily integrity.

13-year-old girl living in an Informal Tented Settlement in Jordan
Sarah Baird, Nicola Jones, Agnieszka Małachowska, Majd Masannat, Erin Oakley and Mohammad Qaryouti