GENEVA, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- As thousands of Syrian refugees continue to flood into Jordan, China has contributed 200,000 U.S. dollars to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to provide medical aid and transport from the Syria-Jordan border to Za'atari refugee camp.
IOM has worked closely with the Jordanian Armed Forces at the border to provide medical screening and buses to transport over 100,000 new arrivals to the camp since the Za'atari site opened in July last year.
The camp now houses over 60,000 people, said IOM's Spokesperson Jumbe Omari Jumbe, in a press briefing on Friday in Geneva.
According to UNHCR, some 200,000 Syrian refugees have entered Jordan since March 2011. The Jordanian authorities believe the number is closer to 250,000.
Jordan plans to open a second camp at Zarqa next month to cope with the rising inflow of refugees and reduce over-crowding in Za'atari.
A major humanitarian donor conference to raise funding for Syrian refugees in neighboring countries and internally displaced people inside Syria is scheduled to take place in Kuwait on January 30.
IOM is appealing for 2.26 million U.S. dollars for its Syrian relief operations in Jordan.