Malaysia Launches First Refugee Clinic In Ampang

This will help address the healthcare needs of refugees.

Cover image via Twitter @MERCYMalaysia & UNHCR

The Qatar Charity (QC) and Yayasan Kebajikan Negara (YKN) launched the first clinic specially for refugees in Ampang on Thursday, 19 December

According to CodeBlue, the clinic, which is fully funded by Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD), will offer outpatient treatment, vaccinations, and health education.

In a press conference, YKN CEO Che Asmah Ibrahim also explained that the objective of this clinic is to prevent disease complications and avoid overcrowding at government hospitals.

"We aim to effectively address potential public health problems such as disease outbreaks," she added, as quoted by The Star.

From left: Mercy Malaysia president Dr Ahmad Faizal Mohd Perdaus, YKN CEO Che Asmah Ibrahim, and QC Malaysia country director Karam Zeinhom Aly at the launch of the refugee clinic in Ampang, Selangor.

Image via CodeBlue

Four more clinics offering health care services to refugees are set to open within the next three years around various locations in Peninsular Malaysia

This project will be run by three leading medical relief NGOs: Mercy Malaysia, Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia (IMARET), and Malaysian Relief Agency (MRA), with support from the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Four mobile clinics will also be operated in areas with high refugee and migrant populations across Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Kedah, Johor, Kelantan, and Terengganu.

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Image via New Straits Times

The entire project is said to benefit an estimated 120,000 refugees in the country

According to The Star, this project is designed to reinforce UNHCR services by providing healthcare for refugees who are unable to seek the care needed due to several circumstances such as being bedridden, poverty, lack of transportation, and lack of knowledge.

Meanwhile, these Malaysians are doing their part by dedicating their lives to help refugees:

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