Jordan’s elderly to rise to 8.6% of population by 2030

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AMMAN— Secretary-General of the National Council for Family Affairs Mohammad Miqdadi said that, according to estimates from Help Age International, the percentage of people aged 60 and above in Jordan will be on the rise in coming years, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

He said in comments Tuesday that the number of people above 60 years old is expected to reach an expected 8.6 percent by the end of 2030, and 15.8 percent by the end of 2050.

Miqdadi spoke at an event organized by the council, in cooperation with the UN Population Fund, to celebrate the International Day of Older Persons, during which Jordan’s Grand Mufti Abdul Karim Al-Khasawneh highlighted Jordan’s keenness to meet the needs of the elderly, especially those who lack shelter or care.

Public and private institutions are joining together to care for this segment of society, said Khasawneh, stressing that loyalty to the elderly in society is a moral commitment that begins with respecting parents and grandparents.

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