4Mi snapshot: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on Rohingya and Bangladeshis in Malaysia (update#1)

Asia

Since May 2020, MMC Asia has been interviewing Rohingya and Bangladeshis residing in Malaysia, to better understand their migration experiences and protection needs under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This snapshot focuses on the day-to day impacts of COVID-19, and aims to contribute towards building a solid evidence base to inform targeted responses on the ground, as well as advocacy efforts related to the challenges facing Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees and migrants in Malaysia. Information in this snapshot is based on 64 phone interviews conducted between 1 and 22 May in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malacca, and Johor in Malaysia.

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