Indian peacekeepers organize dental camp for children with disabilities

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18 Dec 2019

Indian peacekeepers organize dental camp for children with disabilities

UNIFIL peacekeepers from India organized a dental health and oral hygiene awareness camp for children with disabilities in their area of responsibility in south-eastern Lebanon last week.

A total of 40 children, aged between 5 and 15 years, attended the camp at the Al Arkoub Centre for Care and Development in Suk Al Khan on 13 December 2019.

Lt. Col. Rajashekhar led the team of UNIFIL medical professionals during the daylong camp, which involved free dental check-up, practical demonstrations, teaching children about the importance of dental and oral hygiene. Each of the children also received a free dental hygiene kit.

During the event, the Commanding Officer of the Indian Battalion, Col. Narayan Singh, interacted with the children with disabilities, and assured continued UNIFIL support in the area.

Such events, organized with request from and in coordination with the local authorities, help maintain strong bond between UNIFIL peacekeepers and the host population.

Between their core peacekeeping duties, UNIFIL peacekeepers regularly carry out various activities in support of the host communities, which – together with their operational activities – have helped keep calm in the Mission’s area of operation for over 13 years.