Coping with COVID-19: Online support group provides emotional lifeline for refugee women

Creating a safe space for refugee women to seek support mental health support in a time of COVID-19.

3 Sep 2021

SUHAKAM, UNHCR renew commitment to promote and protect refugee rights

Under this renewed agreement, in addition to improving the situation for this population, both organisations will jointly work on heightening collaboration with Government ministries and agencies, as well as civil society.

13 Jul 2021

UNHCR continues supporting Malaysia's national vaccination programme, including in sharing refugee population figures.

15 Jun 2021

Refugee tailors switch to making face masks and protective gear

Around the world, displaced artisans are stepping up a gear to supply face masks and protective equipment in desperately short supply.

27 Apr 2020

UNHCR thanks Indonesia and Malaysia for rescue and disembarkation of Rohingya refugees, calls on countries in the region to comply with maritime search and rescue obligations

1 May 2018

Rohingya refugee beats the odds to get schooling in Malaysia

Denied access to the national education system, Shamshidah is among refugee children attending informal schools in Malaysia where refugees have no legal status.

12 Jun 2017

Over 168,000 Rohingya likely fled Myanmar since 2012 - UNHCR report

Study finds thousands of Rohingya fleeing violence and desperation have sought safety and stability in countries like Bangladesh and Malaysia in the last five years.

3 May 2017

A teacher from Syria empowers young refugees in Malaysia

As a Palestinian in Damascus, Lujain received free education into adulthood. Now she is sharing her love of learning in Kuala Lumpur.

17 Nov 2016

Somali student proves it's never too late to learn in Malaysia

Nawa first stepped into a classroom at age 16, but caught up quickly. Now 20, she is getting ready for university and setting an example for other refugees.

15 Sep 2016