The problem of refugees and IDPs is the main focus of attention at a round table on “The Importance of Preserving the Human Capital in Conditions of Mass Migration as a Basis for Sustainable Development” held as part of the 5th Baku International Humanitarian Forum.
Opening the event, Director of the Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA) Ashraf Shikhaliyev highlighted the importance of the Forum.
Then “State care for refugees and internally displaced persons” short film was screened.
Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, chairman of the State Committee for Refugees and IDPs Ali Hasanov said the latest wars, conflicts, and growing poverty around the world is bringing about mass migrations. The Deputy Prime Minister noted that there are more than 60 million refugees and IDPs worldwide, adding this is 3 times more compared to 20 years ago.
Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria Margarita Popova stressed that it is very important for the world to preserve the human capital. She also hailed humanitarian and global forums held in Baku.