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Topic: ‘If COVID-19 arrives in the camp, it will be devastating’
Summary: Saidul Hoque was born in one of the camps in Cox’s Bazar in 1996, five years after his family fled Myanmar. He now lives in Kutupalong – the world’s largest refugee settlement. He dreams of one day becoming a journalist and co-founded the Rohingya Film School with some other refugees earlier this year to train Rohingya youth in photography and videography. Now they are using their skills to make videos in the Rohingya language about how refugees can protect themselves from the virus. We talked to him about how life in the settlements has changed since the lockdown started and what needs to be done to raise further awareness about the pandemic.
https://www.unhcr.org/news/stories/2020/4/5e9ead964/covid-19-arrives-camp-devastating.html Coronavirus PSA: Mohammad Rukon Uddin Duration: 1:30 minutes
Report: Sabera Begum
Topic: Due to the coronavirus, there has been a huge change in Observing Ramadan this year and the way the worshipers are praying in the camp mosque.
Translation Summary: Mr. Mohammad Ayub (35 y) is an Imam of Camp Mosque & Teacher of Al-Madrasatul Islamia Esha-Tulum Maata-Feat-ul Quran-E-Karim Wa-daril-Aitun is living Camp # 12, Block # C5, Thaingkhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. He was a resident of Lambaguna, Maungdaw, Myanmar. He came in Bangladesh in 2017 due to genocide committed by Myanmar government. When asked, how were they praying of Tarabi Namaz in the lockdown situation, he said he was able to pray Tarabi well in the camp during the month of Ramadan last year and that was Khatam Tarabi. But due to the outbreak of the Coranavirus (COVID-19) during the month of Ramadan this year, no more than 10 to12 people are praying Tarabi together as per the government’s instructions in the lockdown situation. And it ends with the praying of Sura Tarabi in 20 minutes. Mr. Mohammad Solikh (30 lives in Camp # 12, Block # C5, Thaingkhali, Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar. He was a resident of Shidhapara, Maungdaw, Myanmar. He came to Bangladesh in 2017 due to persecution by Myanmar government. Since the government has instructed that no more than 10 to 12 people should perform Tarabi prayers together during the month of Ramadan, they are offering Tarabi prayers at home in addition to the five times daily prayers as per the Government’s instructions. He also said he goes to market for shopping once a week while maintaining distance. And added he is constantly praying to Allah (SWT) to rid us of this Coronavirus (COVID-19) as soon as possible.