Jordan on Sunday (July 22nd) vowed to take "all necessary measures" to secure its border with Syria as officials announced plans to open its first refugee camp, AFP reported.
Referencing "recent developments", information minister and government spokesperson Samih al-Maaytah said that Jordan will take "all necessary measures to protect the northern region" while also working to help Syrian refugees.
"Jordan will continue providing aid to our Syrian brothers who have sought refuge in the kingdom," he said.
His statement came after a cabinet meeting to discuss "developments and events in Syria as well as their impact on Jordan".
Also on Sunday, officials announced that the government is to open its first camp for Syrian refugees in the border town of Zaatari, the Jordan Times reported.
The camp will have facilities "to host between 3,000 and 5,000 refugees", said Ali Bibi, a liaison officer at the United Nations Refugee Agency.
Bibi said the camp can later be expanded to host as many as 113,000 people.
Jordan is currently hosting an estimated 140,000 Syrians.