Figures At A Glance
Figures At A Glance
Know your numbers

As of end August 2016, there are some 150,200 refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in Malaysia.  
  • Some 135,400 are from Myanmar, comprising some 53,900 Rohingyas, 42,710 Chins, 11,020 Myanmar Muslims, 5,390 Rakhines & Arakanese, and other ethnicities from Myanmar.
  • There are some 14,770 refugees and asylum-seekers from other countries, including some 2,830 Sri Lankans, 2,480 Pakistanis, 1,740 Yemenis, 1,570 Somalis, 1,490 Syrians, 1,310 Iraqis, 820 Afghans and others from other countries.
Some 68% of refugees and asylum-seekers are men, while 32% are women.

There are some 34,230 children below the age of 18.

Know your numbers - worldwide

UNHCR seeks to contribute to informed decision-making and public debate by providing accurate, relevant and up-to-date statistics. Access data, trends and statistical reports on the "People of concern to UNHCR": refugees, asylum-seekers, returned refugees, internally displaced and stateless persons in more than 150 countries.

For more interesting figures about the people we help worldwide, go to
Figures at A Glance.

For more refugee stories in statistics, visit the UNHCR Statistics page.

Global Population Figures
Refugee, asylum-seeker, internally displaced, returnee and stateless populations by region. Updated yearly.

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