“Forced migration issues are top priority for HPC”-Amawi

Thursday, 24 January 2019

HPC Secretary General, Dr. Abla Amawi, stated that refugee and migration issues are a top priority for the Council as they constitute key population and development dynamics that impact the size of the population, the age structure, economic growth rates, standards of living as well as the economic, social, health dimensions of national security.

During a meeting on Wednesday with the International Women’s Forum to discuss the impact of the refugee crisis on Jordan from a gender perspective, Amawi noted that Jordan is firmly committed to its principles and ethics towards hosting Syrian refugees despite the scarcity of resources, and acknowledged the role of the international donor community in providing humanitarian assistance and other areas but stressed the need to further enhance support and cooperation in providing development assistance to boost Jordan’s efforts of delivering a decent living for refugees.

Amawi pointed out that the Jordan Response Plan for the Syrian Refugee Crisis (2018-2020) calls for consolidating international efforts to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis in a comprehensive manner that effectively combines short-term adjustment solutions and long-term initiatives.

In addition, Amawi explained that the demographic analysis of the population in the society is the basis for policy formulation, social, economic and political planning to meet the basic needs of all segments.

On the other hand, the delegation commended the role of HPC in supporting Jordan’s efforts to address the challenges of the refugee crisis by providing statistical analyses and preparing studies and policy briefs. The delegation also stressed the importance of cooperation, consolidation of efforts and provision of needed support to help Jordan overcome the consequences of migration and asylum on the different sectors.

The International Women’s Forum is a membership organization comprised of diverse and accomplished women. IWF aims to advance women’s leadership, strengthen communication among women and enhance women’s participation in various fields. The IWF has 6,500 successful female members from 33 countries, including Jordan, and has 72 branches across the world.