Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Total population of Refugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia 2013

Figures At A Glance
Figures At A Glance
Know your numbers
As of end November 2013, there are some 133,614 refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in Malaysia.  

- 124,688 are from Myanmar, comprising some 46,999 Chins, 32,611 Rohingyas, 11,555 Myanmar Muslims, 7,940 Rakhine, 3,627 Burmese & Bamars, 5,339 Mon, 4,690 Kachins, and other ethnicities from Myanmar.

- There are some 8,926 refugees and asylum-seekers from other countries, including some 3,711 Sri Lankans, 1,135 Somalis, 801 Iraqis, 339 Afghans, and others from other countries.

Some 74% of refugees and asylum-seekers are men, while 26% are women. There are some 28,885 children below the age of 18.

There are also a large number of persons of concern to UNHCR who remain unregistered. As part of UNHCR’s ongoing data-gathering and analysis, UNHCR believes that there are some 35,000 unregistered asylum-seekers, who UNHCR is progressively working to register.
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