Copyright © Zotung Refugee Learning Centre.  All rights reserved.


the refugee situation in malaysia


Correct as of the end of November 2019

As of the end of November 2019, there are some 178,000 refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in Malaysia.  

Some 153,430 are from Myanmar, comprising some 98,740 Rohingyas, 23,280 Chins, 9,410 Myanmar Muslims, 3,630 Rakhines & Arakanese, and other ethnicities from Myanmar.

There are some 24,670 refugees and asylum-seekers from other countries, including some 6,550 Pakistanis, 3,630 Yemenis, 3,280 Somalis, 3,250 Syrians, 2,008 Yemenis, 2,460 Afghans, 1880 Sri Lankans, 1,310 Iraqis, 800 Palestinians, and others from other countries. Some 68% of refugees and asylum-seekers are men, while 32% are women.

There are some 46,610 children below the age of 18.