About us

UNICEF is the global leader promoting and protecting children’s rights in 190 countries, including Jordan

A child claps her hands above her head in a Kindergarten in Za'atari Refugee Camp

UNICEF believes

All children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

UNICEF – the United Nations Children’s Fund – was established in 1946 to supply emergency relief to millions of children suffering in the aftermath of World War II. As the world changed through the decades since then, so too did our role.

The organization still functions to ease the suffering of millions of children in emergency situations across the world. We also focus on the protection and promotion of child rights, working for the survival, protection, education and healthy development of every child.

UNICEF has worked in Jordan since 1952 to promote and protect the rights of children. In the following decades, significant progress has been achieved for children. 

Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2013, UNICEF has significantly increased its operation to respond to the challenges faced by both refugee children and those in the communities where they live.

Building on the lessons learned from this emergency response, UNICEF Jordan moved to a vulnerability approach in 2018 - supporting interventions that target the most vulnerable children in the country, regardless of their nationality.

So that every child is healthy, educated, resilient, tolerant, innovative, a critical thinker and an agent of positive change in their community.