Sahabat Refugee Project

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This is one of the projects managed by Malaysian Social Research Institute (MSRI), which started as a NGO due to the devastating outcome of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the civil war in Lebanon in the 1980s. MSRI’s late founder, Dato’ Dr Alijah Gordon established an adopt-a-child sponsorship¬†programme for Palestinian children and assembled a medical aid team to assist Palestinian refugees there. Today, MSRI has grown to serve more than 20 different refugee communities from the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. MSRI is an Implementing Partner of the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) which plays a critical role in managing programmes that cater to the basic needs of refugees and asylum seekers like education through Sahabat School as well as protection for women and girls.

Urgent needs:

Milk, cooking oil, rice (basic food suitable for Middle Eastern families) & awareness (Covid-19 vaccine for refugees, family planning, nutrition & healthy eating).

Wish list:

Are you ready to help?

Contact: Ida Hashim (Executive Director)