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Story Publication logo February 7, 2018

Everyday Struggle in Malaysia

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Rohingya children huddle next to each other in their small homes. Photo by Jueun Choi. Malaysia, 2017.
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The world is currently experiencing the largest refugee crisis in history and many displaced people...

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Malaysia has dictated severe rules for the refugees living in the country: they cannot work, access healthcare, or enroll themselves in institutional schools.

According to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHCR) in Malaysia, there are a total of 37,000 refugee children in the country. These children usually have access to schooling only through NGOs.

Inadequate living conditions, lack of money, exclusion from basic provisions, and constant fear of arrests have made refugees and their children's lives in Malaysia miserable as families wait for UNHCR to help them receive asylum in other countries.

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