Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, September 22, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 09222020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Joint statement: Rohingya groups stand in Solidarity with Rakhine people suffering from Burmese military crimes
· Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will join the 75th UN General Assembly (UNGA) virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
· Trump will nominate only one woman for the post of Ginsberg
· Trump's abuse of Supreme Court planning power: Biden
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 4:54 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: UN: Coronavirus Pandemic causes 65% drop in international travel.
Summary: A new report says the coronavirus pandemic caused a 65 percent decrease in international travel during the first six months of 2020.
The World Tourism Organization, an agency of the United Nations, published the report on Tuesday. It noted that the drop in international travel resulted in a loss of $460 billion in export revenues from tourism.
The loss is five times greater than the loss recorded in 2009 during the international financial crisis.
The organization said in a statement that the U.N. agency estimates it will take between two to four years for tourist arrivals to return to 2019 levels.
The report shows that Asia and the Pacific were the first areas to be affected by COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. They faced the sharpest drop as the number of tourists fell 72 percent during the first half of the year.
Europe had the next largest decrease, falling 66 percent.
North and South America, Africa and Middle East experienced similar levels of decrease.
"This represents an unprecedented decrease, as countries…closed their borders and introduced travel restrictions in response to the pandemic," the U.N. agency said.
Around the world, countries have recorded decreases of more than 50 percent in international tourism arrivals, threatening millions of jobs and businesses.
The report shows that as of early September, 53 percent of international tourism destinations lifted some travel restrictions.
The World Tourism Organization estimates that the year 2020 will show an overall decrease of about 70 percent, but that number may rise.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:27 minutes
Topic: Two Registered Rohingya Refugee of Cox’s Bazar Migrant Camp Urge to Ensure the Formal Educational Facility.
Translation summary: Asuma Begum said that she is a registered Rohingya Refugee of 1991-1992. 49 years old Asuma said that she was about 19 years old when she arrived from Arakan, Burma to Bangladesh migrant camp with her parents. Now, Asuma’s and other Rohingya’s children have become 18-19 years old here in the migrant camp of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh who have been depriving of access to formal education facilities said Asuma. Asuma also said that not only their children are deprived of formal education facilities but also deprived of getting certificate thought they have been able to access to non-formal class eight. So, Asuma said that her children want to be to ensured of formal educational facilities because thy and children like them are hoping to be engineers, doctors, teachers and other professionals. Asuma said that it has been about 29-30 years here in the migrant’s camp and “our children wish to study continuously but can’t see any way of improving it”.
Habib Ullah said that he is from Kuinna Para village tract of Maungdaw township.