Human Interest Stories

UNESCO Project Empowers Legal and Media Professionals

UNESCO believes that journalists, bloggers and media professionals must have access to the best possible legal support in the event of legal action. Since 2015, UNESCO has been organizing a series of training workshops for lawyers and media professio

Culture Provides Sustainable Livelihoods for Women in Northern Jordan

In one of Jordan’s poorest communities, women have been working hard to create livelihoods using newfound skill sets spanning from rock art to heritage tours, through a UNESCO capacity-building project.

UN chief says aid for Syrian refugees is in global interest

On visit to Jordan, Secretary General António Guterres warns that failure to address Syria crisis risks playing into hands of extremist groups. By: Charlie Dunmore | 28 March 2017

UNDP Has Given Us the Voice That We Never Had

Dana and Wafa’s dreams turned into reality in Hosha, a remote area in Mafraq. The twin’s hearing impairments and muteness didn’t stop them from launching the first hair-salon in their town. “UNDP has given us the voice as joining the project

Mother and Child say NO to child marriage in Zaatari

Mother and Child say NO to child marriage in Zaatari

Workers with disabilities: a strength for Jordan’s labour market

ZARQA – Haya Samara’s typical day starts at 4.30 a.m. The 23-year-old Jordanian from the country’s northern city of Zarqa,...

“Working is not shameful. UNDP Project motivated to develop my skills”

Yahia Yousef al-Deques, 21 years, looks to the future with confidence. At eighteen years old, he has just completed a month...

Food Assistance to Vulnerable Syrian Populations in Jordan affected by the events in Syria - Abu Sultan’s Story

After a bomb exploded near his house two years ago, Abu Sultan and his family set out on a harrowing journey to Jordan with...

Food Assistance to Vulnerable Syrian Populations in Jordan affected by the events in Syria - Abu Ghaith’s Story

Abu Ghaith is a Syrian refugee from Daraa who currently lives with his family in Marka on the suburbs of the capital city of...

Assistance to the food insecure and vulnerable Jordanians affected by the protracted economic crisis aggravated by the Syrian conflict - Ahmad's Story

Ahmad, a 35-year-old father of five from the village of Giza Maan governorate, south Jordan, lives with his family in a...