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Report: VOA News
Translator: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Refugee Children around the world faces difficulties due to COVID 19 school closure.
Summary: Going to school was already a daily challenge for many displaced children around the world. Now there are fears some may not return after COVID-19 lockdowns lift. Isai missed two years of school while his family was avoiding social unrest in his home country of Nicaragua and then fleeing first to neighboring Honduras, and later to Guatemala. At the age of eight, he finally returned to the classroom at the start of Guatemala’s school year in January. His mother, Lisseth, said he had just started making friends when COVID-19 hit the country and the government ordered the closure of all schools.
“He had only two months of experiencing school life before everything shut down,” said Lisseth. “He’s very sad and distressed. For him, it is like being in Nicaragua all over again.”
Even before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered schools around the world, disrupting the education of almost 1.6 billion students according to UNICEF, classrooms were closed to millions of displaced children. Less than half of school-aged refugee children were enrolled while only one in four were attending secondary school. Months-long school closures risk reversing small gains recently made in expanding access to education for refugee children.
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Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Fire in the Mega Camp of Kutupalong Camp-1East of Migrant Camp, Bangladesh.
Translation Summary: Kurshda said, she is from Fokira Bazar village tract of Maungdaw and came to Bangladesh after the influx of August 2017 to escape the persecution of Myanmar government with her four family members. 40-years old Kurshida said that she lives in camp-1East of Kutupalong Lambashia migrant camp since she came here. She said on Thursday May 12,2020 that after performing Fazar prayer she heard shouting of the people when the flames of fire came closed to her shelter on Tuesday at 9:50 AM and then she came out from her shelter without carrying any her belongings . Besides, she said that she has lost her gold necklace, clothes, rations and everything that she possessed and she was totally frightened after seeing the fire on her shelters’ roof. Kurshida also said that UNHCR, WFP, Camp-In Charge staff have visited the place where the shelters of Rohingya have been damaged and burnt down
Nur Alam said that he worked as a staff of high school of the government high school of Kamok Saig village tract of Maungdaw and came to Bangladesh with his five family members after the influx of August 2017. 43-years old Alam said that he lives in camp-1East of Kutupalong Lambashia migrant camp since he came here. Alam said that he woke up from sleep when the flames fell at his shelter. He then rushed out suddenly taking his family and necessary documents and other things. But , Alam’s other belongings including Taka 50,000, his wife’s gold ornaments , clothes and other things were burnt down that’s why he feels depressed right now. Alam added that many NGO/Agency and the CIC staff have visited the shelters burnt down and damaged. Alam also said that none of the NGO/Agency helped urgently but hoped that they would help as soon possible.