“Now it is a time for the world to make a meaningful stand on Jordan. Not just enough aid to keep our head barely above water,” King Abdullah said in an address to participants of the 2016 Supporting Syria and the Region Conference in London.
He added that Jordan will continue to do what it can to help those in need but it cannot be at the expense of its own people's welfare.
“Looking into the eyes of my people and seeing the hardship and distress they carry I must tell we have reached our limit,” the king said.
Since 2011, Syria has been mired in a civil war with government forces fighting a number of militant groups and opposition factions. According to the United Nations, some 6.6 million of people have been internally displaced by the conflict while an estimated 4.3 million have fled the country, including some 635,000 to Jordan.