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Report: VOA News
Topic: World Food Program increases safety measures in Rohingya camps.
Summary: To stem the spread of coronavirus, the World Food Program is stepping up safety measures at its food distribution sites in Rohingya camps. It has introduced social distancing in queues and installed extra hand-washing stations and temperature screening at logistics hubs.
Meanwhile, Tim Benton, a London-based expert on emerging risks, warns that while there's currently "plenty enough food in the world for everybody," COVID-19 could interrupt food production and distribution in parts of the globe. Translated and narrated by Hamid Hussain.
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Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Action Against Hunger program treats malnourished children in Rohingya camps
Translation summary: Saniza Yesmin is a deputy program manager for action against hunger, an organization running five nutrition stabilization centers in the Rohingya camps of Cox’s Bazar. VOA met with her at a center in Balikhali Camp 1. She said the centers provide around-the-clock care for roughly 30 to 40 children at any given time. They range from infants
who are having trouble gaining weight to severely malnourished youngsters. Their mothers can stay with them and fathers can visit. Rahena Begum said her 7-month-old daughter, Afsana, suffered from diarrhea and pneumonia – but improved after treatment at the stabilization center.