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الخطة الإستراتیجیة الوطنیة لرعایة المسنین في فلسطین 2010-2015 (National Strategy Plan for the care of the elderly in Palestine)

Palestinian Ministry of Social Affairs Country Resources Older Persons General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans and service standards occupied Palestinian territory 2010 Policy document Older Persons, strategy

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تــم اعتمــاد خطـــة عمـــل دولیــة للشـــیخوخة ســـمیت خطــة مدریـــد لعــام 2002، للاســـتجابة للفـرص ومواجهـة التحـدیات فـي مجـال شـیخوخة السـكان فـي القـرن الحـادي والعشـرین ودعـم بنـاء مجتمــع لجمیــع الأعمــار. وفــي ســیاق خطــة العمــل هــذه، التزمـــت الــدول باتخــاذ إجــراءات علـــى جمیع الصعد، جـاءت فـي ثلاثـة اتجاهـات ذات أولویـة هـي: كبـار السـن والتنمیـة، وتعزیـز الصـحة والرفاه في السن المتقدمة؛ وضمان بیئة تمكینیه وداعمة.

امـا فـي فلسـطین فـإذ بلـغ عـدد السـكان المقـدر فـي الأراضـي الفلسـطینیة 3,770.5 الـف فـرد فـي التعــداد الســكاني لعــام 2007 ، فــان نســبة المســنین - 60 عامــا فــاكثر قــد بلغــت (4.3%) مــن اجمــالي الســكان. وقــد شــهدت الأراضــي الفلســطینیة، ارتفاعــا نســبیا فــي اعــداد كبــار الســن حیــث ارتفعـت معـدلات البقـاء علـى قیـد الحیـاة 6-5 سـنوات خـلال العقـد ونصـف العقـد الماضــیین. ان نصفهم یعـانون مـن الفقـر، 14.7% مـنهم فقـط یشـاركون فـي القـوى العاملـة وحـوالي ثلثـي العـاملین منهم یعملون لحسابهم الشخصي. بینما 65.5% منهم مصابون بأحد الأمراض المزمنة.

The international plan for the aging "Madrid Plan in 2002" was adopted to respond to the opportunities and challenges facing aging populations. In the context of this Plan of Action, States committed themselves to take action at all levels, it came in three directions of priority are: older persons and development, and promote health and well-being in old age; and ensuring enabling and supportive environment.

In Palestine the estimated population in the Palestinian territories stood at 3,770.5 thousand people in the census of 2007, the proportion of the elderly - 60 years and older amounted to 4.3% of the total population. Palestinian territories have witnessed a rise in the relative proportion of elderly, where survival rates have risen 6-5 years during the decade and a half the last two decade. That half of them living in poverty, 14.7% of them only participate in the labor force and about two-thirds of workers are self-employed person. While 65.5% of them are infected with one of the chronic diseases.

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