Refugees Life in Malaysia: A Review Paper

  • Zhooriyati Sehu Mohamad Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts, UCSI University Kuala Lumpur
  • Crendy T. Y. T. Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts, UCSI University Kuala Lumpur
  • Aniq Luqman S. A. Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts, UCSI University Kuala Lumpur
  • Farah U.S. Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts, UCSI University Kuala Lumpur
  • Eunice D. Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts, UCSI University Kuala Lumpur
Keywords: refugees, social life, Malaysia


Refugee crisises have affected nearly every nation in the world. The recent influx of refugees into Malaysia is concerning as the government does not legally acknowledge refugees’ legal status. This brings about several questions regarding their survivability in Malaysia, in addition to whether the existing systems and policies are able to accommodate their needs for healthcare, education, and economic opportunity. Although they may have escaped torture and persecution in their own countries, they would still have to face hardships as a refugee in Malaysia. This paper will discuss the life of refugees in Malaysia from the; health, education, economic status, and social life aspects.

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Sehu Mohamad, Z., T. Y. T., C., S. A., A. L., U.S., F. and D., E. (2021) “Refugees Life in Malaysia: A Review Paper”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 6(9), pp. 437 - 446. doi: