Understanding the current and potential contribution of Rohingya refugees

to the Malaysian economy

This report is the outcome of participatory research conducted through collaboration between Rohingya-led community-based organisations (CBOs) and partners of the Protecting Rohingya Refugees in Asia (PRRiA) project. This study seeks to contribute to a better understanding of Rohingya refugees’ existing livelihood strategies and challenges in Malaysia. The research focuses on relevant employment profiles and challenges Rohingya refugees face, as well as their potential to contribute to the Malaysian economy to an even greater extent should their legal status and access to the labour market be formalised. The study presents evidence collected by the Rohingya community to inform policymaking in issues related to Rohingya refugees’ work rights in Malaysia.

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Impact of Prolonged Immigration Detention on Rohingya Families and Communities in Malaysia

Refugee protection, human smuggling, and trafficking in Bangladesh and Southeast Asia

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