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Report: VOA News
Translator: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: UN Secretary-General Denounces ‘Tsunami’ of Xenophobia Unleashed amid COVID-19, Calling for All-Out Effort against Hate Speech Sources: https://www.un.org/press/en/2020/sgsm20076.doc.htm
Summary: UN Chief said , “ COVID-19 does not care who we are, where we live, what we believe or about any other distinction. We need every ounce of solidarity to tackle it together. Yet the pandemic continues to unleash a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scare-mongering. He added , anti-foreigner sentiment has surged online and in the streets. Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories have spread, and COVID-19-related anti-Muslim attacks have occurred. Migrants and refugees have been vilified as a source of the virus – and then denied access to medical treatment. And journalists, whistle-blowers, health professionals, aid workers and human rights defenders are being targeted simply for doing their jobs. UN Secretary General further said , “I call on political leaders to show solidarity with all members of their societies and build and reinforce social cohesion. I call on educational institutions to focus on digital literacy at a time when billions of young people are online — and when extremists are seeking to prey on captive and potentially despairing audiences. I call on the media, especially social media companies, to do much more to flag and, in line with international human rights law, remove racist, misogynist and other harmful content. I call on civil society to strengthen outreach to vulnerable people, and religious actors to serve as models of mutual respect. And I ask everyone, everywhere, to stand up against hate, treat each other with dignity and take every opportunity to spread kindness.
Coronavirus PSA: Mohammad Rukon Uddin
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: A health care volunteers of (Médecins Sans Frontières) MSF talks about the health care facility of MSF to the Rohingya refugee before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in the migrant camp.
Translation Summary: Mohammed Zakir said that he worked as a school teacher under the government primary school of his village tract Hok-Mura Para,Yeng Chaung of Buthidaung north in Myanmar. 29–years old Zakir said that he came to Bangladesh on September 17, 2017 to escape the persecution Myanmar government and lives with his five family members at Camp#08 East of Balukhali#01 where his family members do nothing and he works as health care volunteer under the Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctor Without Border).
Zakir said that he held sessions on awareness with Rohingya community about diarrhea, cholera, pneumonia and other diseases collectively in the migrant camp and referred to the MSF hospital if any Rohingya suffered from such diseases. Zakir also said that due to corona-virus pandemic they are not able to held awareness session on both COVID-19 pandemic and others diseases that’s why they go room to room of the FDMN’s shelter and aware them about COVID-19 outbreak. Zakir also said that he sometimes held awareness session of COVID-19 pandemic with Imam, Majee and Teachers and others Rohingya people individually where they get chance to held awareness session of COVID-19 pandemic as per their schedules and official instruction. Zakir said that MSF healthcare volunteers make the Rohingyas aware of COVID-19 pandemic explaining on how it spread from one another, ho