MA in Humanitarian Assistance and Crisis Management
This is a qualitative descriptive exploratory study on the effects of humanitarian aid operations during the onset of Covid-19 through the perspective of aid workers in Jordan. The kingdom of Jordan was chosen for this study due to the country’s place as a humanitarian oasis in a region in crisis and to the government mandating one of the strictest lockdowns in the world in response to Covid-19. These measures closed borders and completely halted inter-city travel within Jordan, making the delivery of aid to refugees and inaccessible communities difficult. Ten participants were contacted and interviewed for this study. Each participant worked within a humanitarian organization in Jordan in different sectors – health, education, women protection, and refugees. Participants were asked 14 open-ended questions relating to the effects of lockdown on operations; their perspective on collaborative efforts with the government. local NGOs. CBOs and the private sector; how technology aided in their continued efforts; effects on funding; and supporting frontline workers. The key findings of this study focused on the importance of collaborative efforts among the different sectors which allowed for humanitarian operations to continue during a pandemic. The findings of this study are solely from the perspective of the aid workers interviewed and do not reflect the views of the organizations mentioned.
Driss, Hana, "The Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Humanitarian Aid Operations in Jordan" (2020). Capstone Collection. 3223.