The Impact of Covid-19 on Older Persons in the Arab Region - ESCWA

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ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/2020/Policy Brief.12


Publication Type: Policy briefs

Cluster: Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development

Focus Area: Population dynamics & migration, Inclusive development

Initiatives: Older persons

SDGs: Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being, Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Keywords: Covid-19

The Impact of Covid-19 on Older Persons in the Arab Region

June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of life in the Arab region. Older persons and older persons with disabilities, especially women, will bear a double burden reflected in the health risks posed by the virus and in weak social protection systems, which leave a large group of older persons without protection.

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