Resources for Organisations

This page is intended for organisations who work with refugees and looking for relevant information. We have compiled resources intended to be shared with refugees. We recommend copying the link to a resource and sharing that link with refugees through your usual channels.

UNHCR Verify Plus: New Card Verification App

UNHCR Verify Plus is a new app now available for free download on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. With the App you can verify any UNHCR card. For more information, click on the button below.

How to Use Refugee Malaysia Website (video)

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalisation.

Refugee Malaysia Website Poster

Refugee Malaysia website poster in 12 different languages with web address and QR code to access the website. Copy and save the image to use it digitally or download the high resolution PDF version for printing from the button below.

Refugee Lexicon

Updated: 27 April 2021

Since the drafting of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, important policy and guidance documents have been developed primarily in the English language. Similarly, throughout UNHCR’s engagement in Malaysia, the Office has utilized both English and Malay language mediums in order to effectively communicate with government, public, and refugee communities.

Recognising a gap of standardised refugee-related terms within the Malay language, UNHCR has developed the Refugee Lexicon: Translation of Related Terms into the Malay Language. UNHCR identified common terms in English and engaged with in-house technical experts who are native Malay language speakers to provide practical translations that can be used in the ordinary vernacular. Approximately 3,000 terms that are commonly used in discussions on the refugee context were compiled and translated.

UNHCR reviewed these translations and referred to translations used by the Malay language authority, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. The Refugee Lexicon is a living document which will be periodically reviewed and updated.