Drivers and protection risks of Rohingya en route to Malaysia

Asia, June 2019

This Snapshot uses the findings from a 4Mi survey of 202 Rohingya refugees and migrants in Malaysia to explore a range of migration dynamics related to journeys from Myanmar. The findings suggest most Rohingya flee Myanmar for two main reasons: lack of rights, and violence and/or insecurity. All respondents travelled by land and sea with the help of smugglers. The survey revealed various protection risks en route, with most reported incidents taking place in Thailand, through which most Rohingya transit to reach Malaysia.


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