Impact of COVID-19 on young refugees and forcibly displaced youth in Uganda
This impressive video highlights the voices of refugee and host community youth in the ILO PROSPECTS partnership target districts of Arua, Madi Okollo and Isingiro in Uganda. It shows the impacts of COVID-19 on young people, what actions they are taking to mitigate the fallout from the crisis, and how the ILO is supporting recovery efforts in the country.
The ILO PROSPECTS partnership- supported by the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs- spoke to young refugees and host community youth in Uganda on the impacts of COVID-19 on their education, employment and lives.
By showcasing the extreme vulnerabilities of these youth in the face of COVID-19 and their indomitable spirit in the face of adversity, it is a call to action for an inclusive recovery as we build back better from the crisis.
ILO at Youth at Heart Forum
The voices and aspirations of these young people consulted:
- served as input to the Youth & COVID-19 session in Studio Orange
- informed and influenced the discussion and outcome of the Youth at Heart Forum
Watch the virtual forum on YouTube
Do you want to hear more stories from youth in Africa and the Middle-East? The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs organised the virtual forum Youth at Heart. Here young people from the Middle East and Africa discussed their experiences and thoughts about education, work and participation.
All sessions of the Youth at Heart virtual forum that was broadcasted on 2 November 2020, can be watched on our YouTube channel: Livestream 4 studio's on YouTube