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

Around 65 per cent of the patients we treated in mobile clinics for refugee communities in 2017 were unregistered refugees, mainly Rohingya.

Our teams provide medical screenings and outpatient consultations in government shelters for victims of human trafficking. We’re setting 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.

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 2017, we made 439 such referrals, 31 per cent of the total received by the agency nationwide.

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
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

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
Natural disasters

MSF teams being readied for Asia earthquake disaster response

Project Update 26 Dec 2004