Lincoln Dental Students Treat Refugees in Kuala Lumpur

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On August 3, 2022, 4th year dental students from Lincoln University College, Malaysia were having a Dental Community Project in Rohingya Intellectual Skills and Excellence supervised by Dr. Misliah Binti Ahmad.

The goal of this project, in which 23 students took part, was to improve the oral health of refugees.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Malaysia, as of the end of March 2021, 178,920 refugees and asylum-seekers were registered with UNHCR in Malaysia. The majority of them are from Myanmar, and of these, 102,560 are Rohingyas and 45,720 are children below the age of 18. Most of the refugees are concentrated around the capital, Kuala Lumpur, and Selangor. Since the 1990s, they have been forced to leave their country in order to escape discrimination, persecution, and war. Luckily, Islamic Relief Malaysia has taken a big step by opening the Rohingya Intellectual Skills & Excellence Alternative Learning Center for Rohingya refugees in Taman Kajang Utama in 2017.