Adolescent wellbeing in humanitarian and fragile settings: Moving beyond rhetoric
- Adolescents are particularly vulnerable in humanitarian and fragile settings, where they often face high risk situations and may be forced to take on adult roles
- Data are lacking on the specific needs of adolescents in these settings and how to improve their wellbeing
- Greater investment is needed in adolescent specific strategies and in collecting disaggregated data by age, gender, sexual orientation, and disability status
- Humanitarian and development sectors must work together to support the diverse needs of adolescents throughout their lives
- Adolescents must be involved in the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions to ensure meaningful engagement
Singh, Neha S., Jocelyn DeJong, Kimberley Popple, Chi-Chi Undie, Rozane El Masri, Ritah Bakesiima, Mariana Calderon-Jaramillo, Ellen Peprah, Saha Naseri, Nadine Cornier, and Karl Blanchet. 2023. "Adolescent wellbeing in humanitarian and fragile settings: Moving beyond rhetoric," The BMJ 380: e068280.