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Report: VOA News
Translator: Mohammed Idris Abullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Rohingyas rescued from boat largely registered with camps Sources: https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/rohingya-crisis/2020/04/30/unhcr-rohingyas-rescued-from-boat-largely-registered-with-camps
Summary: UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has said nearly 400 Rohingyas who arrived by boat recently are mostly registered with the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar district."We are still completing individual interviews with all of the newly arrived refugees. So far, no refugee claims to have boarded from Myanmar," Louise Donovan, a spokesperson at Cox's Bazar office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told UNB. At the end of the 14 days quarantine period, they will return to their families and their shelters within the camps, said the official at the UNHCR mentioning that the vast majority are already registered in Cox’s Bazar camps. On April 16, members of the Bangladesh Coast Guard rescued 396 Rohingya people from a boat which was denied entry by Malaysia. The Bangladesh authorities and UNHCR worked together to facilitate the safe disembarkation of the 400 Rohingyas who arrived by boat. Under government directives, they are in quarantine to confirm they are Covid-19 free.
Coronavirus PSA: Mohammad Rukon Uddin
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: How Rohingya pregnant women are receiving treatment in this lockdown situation?
Translation Summary: Mrs. Hasina Begum (23) is living at Camp # 1E, Block # G, Lambashiya, Kutupalong, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. She was a resident of Kulathuly, Maungdaw, Myanmar. She came in Bangladesh in 2017 due to genocide of Myanmar government. She said, now eight months pregnant. She goes for check-ups after every one or two months. Hasina said doctors used to checkup to patients in the hospital well before the lockdown. But now the doctors are not able to checkup properly due to the treatment being maintained at a distance of 3 feet. She added that all types of medicines are given from the hospital during pregnancy.
Mrs. Formin (single name) is a Community Health Volunteer of Food For The Hungry (FH) (23 years old). She is currently living in Thaingkhali, Rohingya camp # 12, Block # G4. She was a resident of Foiazi Para, Maungdaw Township, Myanmar. She came to Bangladesh on September 05, 2017 due to torture by the Myanmar Government. Formin mainly works with pregnant women, goes from house to house and conducts various awareness sessions with them. She said, pregnant women are more likely to be infected with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. So in the pandemic situation, she conducts awareness sessions on how pregnant women can protect themselves from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).