Impact of COVID-19 on Most Vulnerable Households
May 21, 2020
While Jordan curbs the spread of COVID-19 and trust in Government response measures is high, the impact of the crisis on households across Jordan has been significant. This report is part of a series of rapid assessments to explore the impact of COVID-19 and government response measures on households and businesses in Jordan. This report focuses on the impact on some of the most vulnerable households that are benefitting from support of Tkiyet Um Ali.1 The assessment is based on a telephone survey of 1,648 households across all governorates. It took place during the lockdown period (24 April to 4 May 2020) and highlights the significant impact the measures had on the livelihoods of many. As lockdown measures are gradually easing and the economy is opening up, some of the challenges will ease yet many respondents expressed concern that the COVID-19 crisis will have a long- term impact on their livelihoods.