Striving to survive: Rohingya refugees in Malaysia

June 2016
There are over 45,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in Malaysia. Without the right to work, and little support from the government or aid system, how do they survive?

There are over 154,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia, more than 45,000 of whom are Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.

How do these refugees strive to survive in Malaysia, where they do not have the right to work, have little hope of long-term integration and government and non-government support services are limited? 

In this short video, Rohingya refugees share their struggles to find work and provide for their families - and how some of them have triumphed over the odds to begin planning for their future.