Which countries are getting hit the hardest by the refugee crisis?
Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Vietnam and Myanmar have all experienced massive surges in arrivals in the past week, as refugees from conflict-torn countries across the Middle East and Africa struggle to make their way across the sea.
Here’s how the top five countries have fared.
Malaysia A surge in arrivals has hit Malaysia hard.
It has seen an increase of more than 7,500 arrivals in three days, according to the Malaysian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (MIC).
It’s now the most populous country in Southeast Asia, with a population of more of 3.4 million.
As the number of refugees in Malaysia has soared, the number arriving has skyrocketed as well.
By Tuesday, the nation’s immigration department said it had received more than 10,500 refugees from Myanmar and five countries, according the AP.
In total, more than 1.4million people have come to Malaysia since March, making it the second-biggest destination in the world for refugees.
Brunei The Brunei government is struggling to cope with the influx.
Borneo has been hit the most hard by the migrant crisis.
Between March 20 and 20, the country’s immigration ministry has reported more than 40,000 arrivals.
More than 400 people have died while trying to reach the island.
The crisis has prompted Brunei to tighten its border controls, which has caused an exodus of people to neighboring Malaysia.
A total of 5,200 refugees have arrived in the kingdom in the last 24 hours, according a report by Reuters.
There have been two mass arrivals in recent days.
On March 23, an estimated 200 people were taken to the town of Bali, while on March 25, more people were brought to the village of Lianhe district, the Associated Press reported.
Another group of people arrived in Kota Kinabalu province on Monday.
Singapore Singapore has also seen a surge in people arriving from Myanmar.
Singh is the only Southeast Asian nation that has seen its refugees rise to the top of the migration list.
Thousands of Myanmar refugees are expected to arrive in the country this week, according government officials.
Many of the migrants arrived on a plane bound for the southern Indian Ocean island of Koh Samui, the AP reported.
It is estimated that some 30,000 Myanmar refugees have reached Singapore in the first half of the year.
Bruneiiis problems are compounded by the impact of the conflict in neighboring Malaysia on its economy.
Burma’s Rohingya population has been displaced and has been making life difficult for Singaporeans living in the south of the island nation.
Its economy has been decimated by the conflict, which saw an influx of Rohingya from Myanmar in the wake of a massive crackdown on Rohingya militants.
But many of those refugees are struggling to make it to Singapore and Malaysia, where their applications are being turned down by the Malaysian government.
“The government is not even aware of the situation in Burma and is not doing anything to solve the situation,” a source told Reuters.
“This is causing massive displacement.”
Vietnam Vietnam is also suffering from a spike in arrivals.
The number of arrivals in Vietnam has soared to nearly 9,000 this week.
Vocational schools have been closed due to the high number of migrants.
While the country has been experiencing a spike of refugees arriving from Burma, the situation is not as bad in Vietnam, where the number is far lower.
According to the government, the increase in arrivals have been due to a massive influx of people fleeing conflict in the northern provinces of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Over the past two weeks, a total of 6,000 refugees have been arriving in Vietnam.
They have been taken in by private companies that cater to the needs of refugees, the state news agency VND reported.