Experiences of vulnerable urban youth under Covid-19: The case of youth with disabilities

Experiences of vulnerable urban youth under Covid-19: The case of youth with disabilities

Persons with disabilities are more likely to experience adverse socio-economic outcomes than persons without disabilities due to ‘less education, poorer health outcomes, lower levels of employment and higher poverty rates’. Rapid virtual research by GAGE has highlighted the challenges that young people are facing in rural communities in Afar, Amhara and Oromia, and in Dire Dawa city, but as yet very little is known about the specific experiences of vulnerable urban youth. This brief focuses on youth (aged 15–24 years) with physical and visual disabilities, and is part of a series exploring the impacts of covid-19 and the ensuing government policy response on vulnerable urban youth in Ethiopia.