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Rapid Impact Assessment COVID-19

Status: Published 19 April 2020 - 23 April 2020
Funded

Rapid Impact Assessment COVID-19

Status: Published 19 April 2020 - 23 April 2020
Funded
The rapid impact assessment of Covid-19 describes impact on the lives of vulnerable women (beneficiaries of UN Women Oasis centers in camp and non-camp settings). The assessment included questions related to the economic situation; health concerns; safety and access to health services; violence against women; the roles of men and women within the household; and access to education. The assessment included 847 respondents located across Azraq and Za’atari refugee camps and in communities across 5 governorates. As most beneficiaries of UN Women’s Oasis centers are women, respondents were 91% female and were a mix of Syrian refugees, Jordanian and others. The characteristics of the geographic locations vary widely from refugee camps in the north to remote communities in the south of the Kingdom.

Main Findings
Key findings include: • 71% of respondents said they fear themselves or someone in their family will become sick, in which case 24% said they cannot access their nearest health care facility and 34% said they cannot access medicine; • 62% of women respondents indicated they feel at increased risk of suffering physical or psychological violence as a result of either/or increased tensions in the household and increased food insecurity; • Food insecurity is an important layer of complexity to violence – 54% of women who reported an increased risk of violence also reported having to borrow food or money from neighbours, family or other households; • Of those women who indicated they are at increased risk of violence due to the crisis, 81% reported that they had information and knowledge of how to access protection services during the crisis and confinement; • Of those who were employed in the formal sector, 71% indicated they have not yet lost their job. In contrast, of those that were employed in the informal sector prior to the start of the crisis, 99% reported losing their job; • 52% of women respondents reported they do not have enough money to buy enough food to maintain a supply of more than 2 days for their household; • 81% of respondents note that girls spend more time on household chores and have more responsibility than boys • 95% of women reported that as a result of the crisis, they are spending more time than usual caring for family members, including children and the elderly. • 71% of women aged 18-35 are worried about an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy as a result of the crisis

Partners


Sectors

  •  Health
  •  Protection
  •  Education
  •  Livelihood & Social cohesion

Locations

  • Jordan

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