Stories

A collection of interactive and video stories documenting refugee life in Asia, and the communities that support them.

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  • 15 Sep 2021
  • 3-minute read

Warsan: Orphan, Refugee, Leader

Born in a country riddled with discrimination against women, Warsan Weedhsan fought her way out and found herself a refugee in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Refugee Women Indonesia Community Leader
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  • 07 Jul 2021
  • 4-minute read

In Indonesia, refugee sisters are doing it for themselves

A sisterhood community that empowers refugee women through skills and meaningful connections as they navigate through the uncertainties of their journey.

Indonesia Refugee Women Safe Haven
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  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 4-minute read

Opening up the door of hope for refugees in Malaysia

In a limbo that can last decades, a non-profit is helping marginalised communities thrive and find remote work opportunities globally.

Malaysia Refugee Employment Volunteer
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  • 03 Jul 2020
  • 7-minute read

From fleeing for their lives, to finding peace of mind

Health Equity Initiatives is helping refugees in Malaysia find the mental well-being and resilience they need to survive

Malaysia Refugees Mental Health
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  • 17 Jun 2020
  • 7-minute read

Amid closed borders, paths to an open future for refugees

Singapore doesn't accept refugees. Yet, as these Singaporeans show, not only is it a cause closer to home than one might think, but support can happen in many forms

Singapore Global Missions Plants for Peace
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  • 25 Jun 2020
  • 7-minute read

In Malaysia, a refugee community that keeps giving

From the heart of one refugee community to the heart of its host.

Malaysia Covid Refugee Cooks
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  • 28 Jan 2020
  • 4-minute read

The learning journey continues

RLC continues to spread hope — with free education that frees minds.

Indonesia Change of Guard Study Lifeline
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  • 04 Jul 2019
  • 2-minute read

From refugee to community leader: A single mother’s story

She needed support at first, now Yusra assists other struggling refugees in Malaysia.

Malaysia Single Parent Community Leader
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  • 26 Jun 2019
  • 4-minute read

Past horrors transformed into future aspirations

Rohingya refugee women find a new lease of life through RWDN, Malaysia’s first NGO led by Rohingya women.

Malaysia Rohingya Women Assault and Violence
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  • 20 Jun 2019
  • 4-minute read

A school for refugees, by refugees

Stuck in a foreign land with few resources, these refugees in Indonesia didn’t wait for a solution — they created their own.

Indonesia Refugee School Study Stress Relief
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  • 20 Jun 2018
  • 3-minute read

From outsider to insider: Sharing a meal with refugees

The Picha Project nourishes cross-cultural understanding in Malaysia.

Malaysia Refugee Cooks Food Adventure
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  • 13 Jun 2018
  • 3-minute read

They lost everything. But they’re finding hope on stage

In Malaysia, Parastoo is helping refugees take centre stage in a quest for hope and acceptance.

Malaysia Refugee Theatre Arts for Acceptance
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  • 07 Feb 2017
  • 2-minute read

What this Syrian refugee does will make you smile

Meet Hasan. He wants their future to be better than his own.

Malaysia Refugee Teacher Teen Spirit