Asylum seeker needs support for baby'son operation

€3,297 of €31,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 5 months
Created February 25, 2019 #Austinmustlive

Naw Ruth is a registered asylum seeker in Malaysia. Her 5-month old son, Austin needs urgent liver's transplant. 

Both of them are registered with UNHCR. They fled from Myanmar around 2008. Both of them were escaping their village which was a war zone. They fear that the soldiers would take them against their free will and become forced labourers. Naw Ruth herself was forced to become a nurse for the military.  

They first fled to Thailand and stayed there for two years. However, being undocumented, they feared getting caught by the police so they fled to Malaysia. Both of them created a beautiful family with 3 children. The oldest is a 7-year-old daughter, followed by a 3-year-old son, and lastly Austin, who is 5 months old. 

Austin started his life with a Biliary Atresia. He also has prolonged jaundice and pale stool. Austin needed at this time to undergo an operation to remove this blocked/narrow duct

The operation was very costly. Naw Ruth needed at least RM35,000 to cover all medical fees.
It took time for her to get the RM35,000 for the surgery and once we got it, the doctors didn't want to take risks to operate him. 

The situation now is that Austin needs a liver's transplant within 4 to 6 weeks to avoid really serious damage or death. This surgery is also very expensive and it has to be done in India or Singapour, as in Malaysia or Australia, they don't do the liver transplant with living donors. 

LAST UPDATE: One hospital based in Kuala Lumpur just accept to do the surgery for Austin as they are opening a program on liver transplant for children in August! So now we get the hospital, the surgeons and the date for the surgery! But we still need the money in a very urgent time! 

The amount of money we ask is including the surgery in Kuala Lumpur and the 2 months post-transplant period needed to recover. 

We urge any donation amount to help Naw Ruth’s young baby and help ease the pain they have to endure.

If you would like to personally donate or meet the mother and baby, Tenaganita could facilitate the meeting with them.

Please email us at for further details or contact Audrey at +(60)169587782

It's also possible to donate in ringgit on tenaganita bank account with this number: 8000258622. It's CIMB bank.

For further information or clarification, you can contact Tenaganita at +603-77703671/3691, or visit our website at  

Disclaimer: Tenaganita is a human rights and non-profit organisation that is based in Malaysia. We are dedicated to helping, building and protecting migrants, refugees, women and children from exploitation, discrimination, slavery and human trafficking. All proceeds will be given directly to the person who is in need of help for charity purposes.

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€3,297 of €31,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 5 months
Created February 25, 2019
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