Protecting Rohingya Refugees in Asia

The Rohingya population, originating from Myanmar, constitute the world’s largest stateless population and the fifth largest group of refugees. As of 2021, an estimated 1.6 million Rohingya refugees are hosted across the Asia-Pacific region. It is predominantly in this region, that Rohingya are victims of a systematic lack of access to rights and legal protection and with limited prospects of durable solutions to their widespread displacement.

Learn more about the ECHO-funded project ‘Protecting Rohingya Refugees in Asia (PRRiA) that join forces of the Asia Displacement Solutions Platform (ADSP), the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), Geutanyoë Foundation and the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) with the aim to enhance regional protection responses in support of Rohingya refugees.

Resources and in-depth information

The risks faced by the Rohingya are prevalent throughout Asia - from persecution in their homeland, throughout their journeys in search of refuge, as well as in host and destination countries. In recent years, thousands of Rohingya have embarked on perilous journeys by sea and through countries such as Thailand, India, Bangladesh and Indonesia.

Explore also the online collection of comprehensive data and analysis on Rohingya refugees and migrants in Asia from MMC Asia as well as a research report from ADSP: