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Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the “livelihoods” of Syrian refugees in Jordan

Oct 11 2021


This brief explores the impact of the economic and social disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on the living conditions of Syrian refugees residing in the Za’atari Refugee Camp – in Mafraq, northern Jordan – and on refugees residing within the Jordanian host communities -Ramtha, Mafraq, and Amman.

The purpose of this brief is to highlight the living conditions of these refugees and to raise awareness of the importance of preparedness for future alike scenarios through forward-looking policies and actions that ensure better access to basic needs. Based on structured interviews and desk research, the brief will evaluate these conditions beyond the common indicators of household assets, capabilities, and activities and will zoom into how (lack of) access to water resources and educational services can translate into aggravating vulnerabilities during pandemic conditions.
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Source: The Mediterranean Youth for Water Network