Many refugee communities and survivors of trafficking are unable to access healthcare.

Our teams provide medical screenings and outpatient consultations in government shelters for victims of human trafficking. We have set up a primary healthcare clinic in a Penang neighbourhood where migrants from many countries have settled, and have developed a strong network with fishermen communities and local authorities in Langkawi, a known migrant disembarkation site.

Having identified a particular gap in mental healthcare, primarily due to the language barriers faced by survivors of trafficking of more than 10 different nationalities, in 2018 we started providing psychosocial and counselling services to survivors in their native languages.

UNHCR continues to restrict asylum claims by ethnic groups from Myanmar (90 per cent of asylum seekers in Malaysia). A limited number of NGOs, including MSF, can refer asylum claims to the refugee agency based on a set of additional vulnerability criteria. In 2018, we made 612 such referrals.

 
Kutupalong megacamp
Rohingya refugee crisis

Two years on: No solutions in sight for the Rohingya

Project Update 20 Aug 2019
 
Rohingya in Bangladesh: Lives on Hold
Rohingya refugee crisis

A Rohingya story in Malaysia: “We are always under threat of being arrested”

Voices from the Field 24 Aug 2018
 
DoctorsWithoutBorders
Access to medicines

There’s still time to stop the TPP from cutting off the critical lifeline of affordable generic medicines

Press Release 3 Feb 2016
 
Treating multi drug resistant TB and HIV/AIDS in Manipur, India
Access to medicines

TPP negotiators must fix the most damaging trade agreement ever for global health

Press Release 23 Jul 2015
 
HIV SUPPORT GROUP COMMUNITY  MAPUTO MOZAMBIQUE
Malaysia

MSF applauds new WHO recommendations for accelerating HIV treatment in developing countries

Press Release 30 Jun 2013
 
Natural disasters

Asian tsunami: Overview of MSF activities in India, Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia

Project Update 31 Jan 2005