As of end October 2016, there are some 150,669 refugees
and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in Malaysia.
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
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
Some 68% of refugees and asylum-seekers are men, while 32%
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.