UNICEF Jordan Country Office


Breastfeeding: Key to Sustainable Development in Jordan

Early initiation of breastfeeding, within the first hour of birth, and exclusive breastfeeding (no additional food, liquids or water) for the first six months helps protect children against diseases, supports healthy brain development and is associated with better educational achievement.

Situation of Children in Jordan

Jordan has a population of 7.5 million including 2.9 million children under 18 years of age. Having ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991, Jordan has been one of the model countries in the region in protecting and promoting the rights of children. 

Innovating for children


THE MAKANI – MY SPACE HOLISTIC APPROACH:  90,000 girls and boys currently out of any form of education and exposed to high risks of child labour exploitation and early marriage, are provided with access to alternative education, 200,000 receive psychosocial support and 58,000 access life skills training.  “I am safe, I learn, I connect” 

unite for children