· Rohingya Repatriation: UNDP, UNHCR and Myanmar extend the Memorandum of Understanding agreement
· Call on Malaysia to stop anti-Rohingya propaganda and violent threats
· At least 20 people have been killed in gun attacks in several Niger villages.
· A United Nations humanitarian aid flight to Myanmar arrived in Yangon on May 10, bringing 10,000 COVID-19 test kits.
· Number of deaths from coronavirus worldwide is 287,809
· Human rights groups have called for an open letter to Malaysian Prime Minister Muhiuddin Yassin.
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Report: VOA News
Translator: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: Saudi triples VAT rate in austerity push to counter oil slump, virus Sources: https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN22N05M
Summary: Saudi Arabia will triple value added tax and suspend a cost of living allowance for state workers, it said on Monday, seeking to shore up finances hit by low oil prices as the coronavirus pandemic pummels global demand for its lifeline export.Oil output cuts agreed by Riyadh and other major producers have given only limited support to prices after they sank on oversupply caused by a war for petroleum market share between the kingdom and its fellow oil titan Russia. Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, is also being hit hard by measures to fight the new coronavirus, which are likely to curb the pace and scale of economic reforms launched by Crown Price Mohammed bin Salman.
Coronavirus PSA: Mohammad Rukon Uddin
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: A Rohingya Man is teaching children in his own home as the camp school is closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Guardian’s Positive Remarks
Translation Summary: Mr. Mohammad Rafiq (35) is a Volunteer (Hygiene Promoter) at Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS)who lives in Camp # 12, Block # G1, Thaingkhali-2, Thaingkhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. Previously, he was a resident of Fahali, Maungdaw, Myanmar. He came to Bangladesh on 15th September in 2017 due to genocide of Myanmar government. He said the learning centers at the camp were closed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). He now teaches the young children’s education from 03:30 pm to 05:30 pm after his job. Mr. Rafiq teaches the kids Burmese, Math & English subjects. He needs teaching equipment such as Marker Pen, Duster, Board, Light and etc.
Mrs. Yeasmin (single name) is a Guardian (25) who currently lives in Thaingkhali-2, Rohingya camp # 12, Block # G1, Thaingkhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. She was a resident of Shidhapara, Maungdaw Township, Myanmar. She came to Bangladesh on 2017 due to torture by the Myanmar Government. She said that her two children have been studying under the guidance of the teacher Mohammad Rofiq for about three weeks from 03:30 pm to 05:30 pm every day. Mr. Rafiq teaches Burmese, Math & English subjects. Yeasmin added that they were very worried about their children’s education as the learning centers at the camp were closed but now the children are studying under the guidance of their teacher Mohammad Rafiq so she is getting some relief and she is very grateful to Mr. Mohammad Rafi