6 million more people in Jordan since 1994 — HPC

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AMMAN — Secretary-General of the Higher Population Council (HPC) Issa Masarwa spoke on Tuesday of a “big explosion” of population in Jordan, which now counts more than 11 million people, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

Masarwa said that in 1994, Jordan had 5 million people, while now, according to the Department of Statistics, it counts 11,281,721 people.

On Tuesday, the world’s population exceeded 8 billion, according to estimates by the UN Population Division.

“It is difficult for institutions to respond to the needs of this population increase, and that is when problems appear,” said Masarwa, stressing that “people are not numbers, they have needs and if they are not met, great social and economic problems will appear”.

He called on developing countries, especially poor countries, to “strengthen family planning and reproductive planning programs”. 

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