Higher Population Council: Jordan seeks to promote global human solidarity

20-12-2020 11:26 AM

Ammon News - Jordan seeks to enhance the concept of human solidarity to "draw global security in an effective manner", strengthen the society's immunity from the surrounding factors, which affect sustainability, and better the economy, Higher Population Council Secretary General Abla Amawi said.

In a statement marking International Human Solidarity Day on Sunday, Amawi stressed the "real need for human solidarity and joining efforts to reach security, stability, peace and health, in light of the current global conditions posed by the spread of the coronavirus."

Stemming from its belief in the importance of human solidarity, Jordan has provided assistance to Arab and world countries that were stricken by crises and natural disasters, citing the deployment of a military field hospital in the Lebanese capital in the aftermath of the massive explosion at Beirut Port, the dispatch of in-kind aid and field hospitals to the Palestinian people and sending a planeload of medical supplies to the United States during the pandemic, she said.

Amawi undelined the council's key support of the government's quick response to the repercussions of the pandemic through drawing up a clear perspective with in-depth studies on the impact of the pandemic on the various sectors and social segments, particularly vulnerable groups.

However, she pointed out that Jordan faces major social, economic and health challenges due to the pandemic, many of which are directly related to demographic factors, stressing that concerted action is needed to find solutions to the challenges.

She also said poverty is a key challenge facing Jordan, noting that 15.7 per cent of Jordanians, 1.069 million people, live in abject poverty, while the poverty gap reached 3.5 per cent, according to the 2017-2018 survey by the Department of Statistics.

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