Arab Youth Survey 2021: One in three hit by Covid-19 pandemic job losses

October 14, 2021

The pandemic had a wide-ranging impact on young Arabs, affecting everything from work to women’s rights, a regional study has found.

One in three young people across the Middle East and North Africa said they, or someone in their family, lost their job due to coronavirus, this year’s Arab Youth Survey shows.

And most, just under two thirds, have yet to find another one.

That is down slightly on a snap Covid-19 “pulse” survey conducted last August to assess the severity of the crisis. It found one in five young Arabs or someone in their family had lost their job due to the coronavirus.

Report by The National