The Malaysian Social Research Institute (MSRI) runs several programmes supporting refugees and asylum seekers with the goal of improving the lives of urban refugees from minority communities (middle east and north african refugees and asylum seekers).
As of December 2019, we have 2,000 families registered with MSRI, which amountS to approximately 7,000 refugees and asylum-seekers. Our clients come mainly from Afghanistan, Somalia, Palestine, Syria, Pakistan, with a smaller number coming from other countries such as Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Sudan or Yemen.
MSRI provides support services which include education for both children and adults, family healthcare treatment and checkups, emergency and livelihood support. Our aim is to allow refugees and asylum seekers access basic necessities, whilst empowering them.