AMMAN, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Jordan on Saturday appealed for international community's assistance to cope with a mounting influx of Syrian refugees into the country.
"We have reached our maximum capacity and the number of Syrians coming to Jordan is on the rise and our limited resources are already overburdened," Jordan's Minister of State for Communications and Media Affairs Samih Maaytah said at a press conference Saturday.
"We have opened our borders to the Syrians, and the world should now opens its pockets to assist those Syrians," said the minister.
Jordan hosts more than 177,000 Syrian refugees, according to Jordan's Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Jafar Hassan, who added that about 1,500 Syrians flee their country to Jordan in average per day.
Jordan, which recently opened a refugee camp for Syrian refugees in the Zaatari area, may open another refugee camp if the number of Syrians coming to Jordan continues to rise, said Hassan.
Jordan's only camp for Syrian refugees hosts about 25,000 Syrians currently and it is expected to reach its capacity of about 80,000 refugees in a few weeks, said Hassan.
"Jordan cannot continue to shoulder this burden alone as it directly affects the state treasury in light of a lack of international aid," said Hassan.