Figures At A Glance
Figures At A Glance
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Know your numbers

As of end May 2016, there are some 151,560 refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in Malaysia.  

  • 137,261 are from Myanmar, comprising some 52,960 Rohingyas, 42,973 Chins, 11,232 Myanmar Muslims, 5,762 Rakhines & Arakanese, and other ethnicities from Myanmar.
  • There are some 14,299 refugees and asylum-seekers from other countries, including some 2,945 Sri Lankans, 2,311 Pakistanis, 1,498 Somalis, 1,471 Syrians, 1,464 Yemenis, 1,314 Iraqis, 745 Afghans, 647 Palestinians, and others from other countries.

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

There are some 34,000 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.



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