His Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal, Honorary President of the World Refugee and Migration Council (WRM), said on Saturday that justice in the delivery and distribution of coronavirus vaccines must be achieved by moving from politics to politics based on based on a holistic approach in which everyone is involved without discrimination.
His Highness asked during his participation in the seminar organized by the Council entitled “Justice in Access to Vaccine for Refugees and Displaced Persons” last week through video communication technology: “If the disease and the virus know no boundaries, then why does it not apply to treatment ? “
His Highness pointed out that disasters are divided into four types: fundamental, predictable, deliberate and random, all of which apply to the pandemic that is affecting everyone around the world today.
“We must capitalize on the lessons of this pandemic in order to evolve for the better,” said His Highness, stressing that the problem must be approached from a perspective that goes beyond the individual framework of a given country at the regional and global levels .
His Highness added: “When it comes to the East, regional integration and cooperation must be strengthened, far from seeing the benefits of one country without the other, as we are all affected by one another.” He fears that the differences beyond disease and death rates will lead to more social and economic differences, poverty, injustice and social peace, and calls for a strengthening of the regional understanding of human dignity.
His Highness noted that Jordan is working hard to balance economic pressures and human needs, involving the most affected communities.
The prince noted the need for vaccine equality, aside from elimination procedures, and noted that the Palestinian people have been unable to obtain sufficient quantities of the vaccine compared to what the Israeli occupation received.
He added, “The problem, as noted in the WHO report, is not the shortage of vaccines, but that the shortage of vaccines is regulated by restrictive supply conditions for life amid a global pandemic – it is a morally bankrupt civilization.”
The discussion focused on the need not to exclude the world’s most vulnerable groups from access to vaccines. Participants praised the Jordanian approach to providing vaccines to refugees as an example that other host countries should follow.
In their contributions, they discussed the problem of the global response to the pandemic in connection with the distribution of vaccines and the efforts of many international institutions and programs to ensure fair access to vaccines.
The meeting was moderated by Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Rosemary McCarney, and Rana, Chairman of the Center for International Governance Innovation at WRM, Lloyd Axworthy, Program Director in the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office at the World Health Organization (WHO) Hajjeh, former Jordanian Minister of Health Saad Jaber, Head of the Secretariat of the Independent Panel on Pandemic Preparation and Response (IPPPR), Anders Nordstrom, and Director of External Relations at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Dominique Hyde.
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