Figures At A Glance
Figures At A Glance
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Know your numbers

As of end October 2016, there are some 150,669 refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in Malaysia. 

:: Some 135,475 are from Myanmar, comprising some 54,856 Rohingyas, 41,420 Chins, 10,928 Myanmar Muslims, 5,221 Rakhines & Arakanese, and other ethnicities from Myanmar.

:: There are some 15,194 refugees and asylum-seekers from other countries, including some 2,859 Sri Lankans, 2,692 Pakistanis, 1,809 Yemenis, 1,600 Somalis, 1,525 Syrians, 1,323 Iraqis, 841 Afghans, 633 Palestinians, and others from other countries.

Some 68% of refugees and asylum-seekers are men, while 32% are women.

 There are some 35,069 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.


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




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