Rohingya Broadcast 05.26.2020
Rohingya “Lifeline” radio – Tuesday, May 26, 2020
MC &News: Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 05262020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
7:30-8 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 8 minutes
· Trump Salutes US War Dead on Memorial Day
· WHO stops clinical test for malaria drug hydroxychloroquine
· The United States is pushing relations to the brink of a 'new Cold War': China
· Global Coronavirus: Cases top almost 5.5 million and death tools reached 346,232
· Coronavirus: U.S death tool near 100,000
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 5:00 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: Health Crisis Show Danger Dependence on China for Medical Supplies Sources: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/health-crisis-show-danger-dependence-on-china-for-medical-supplies/5430139.html
Summary: The spread of the coronavirus has placed severe pressure on the world’s health care system. It also has shown worldwide dependence on China for medical supplies and drugs. China holds an important position in the world market for active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), the substances that make up the drugs people use. China also is a top producer of supplies such as thermometers, medical face coverings and other equipment.
In the United States, President Donald Trump has called for the return of supply chains from outside the country. And American lawmakers appear to be willing to take some action. Anna Ashton is senior director of government affairs with the US-China Business Council. She said, “We are seeing at least 10 bills that focus on ensuring the security of pharmaceutical supply chains.”
The United States is not the only country facing this problem. Many countries including Japan, France and Germany are in a similar situation. Those countries have lost the ability to make some medicines as the worldwide health crisis interferes with supply chains. Most of the drug ingredients are supplied by other countries.
Coronavirus PSA: Mohammad Rukon Uddin
Duration: 1:30 minutes
Report: Mohammad Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 8:37 minutes
Topic: Celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr at the camp during pandemic. A forcibly displaced Rohingya shares different Eid experiences in in their life.
Translation Summary: 24 years old Mohammad Shafiq, a resident of kutupalong camp 3. COVID 19 pandemic made their life stuck in the camp when Bangladesh government announced to lockdown the camp. Eid is a day of joy for Muslims but Rohingyas from the camp are experiencing different kind of Eid this year. Rohingyas had their joyful days while they were back in their country and while there was no violence but they are not enjoying this day in this tight situation. He said “We used to wear good clothes, put on perfumes and visit our relatives. We used to have variety of food on this day. But here we are totally dependent on the donations of people. Eid during this pandemic is worst. Even the donation is now very few. Today I had little sweet and cooked lentils instead of beef. People performed their prayer at mosques and cried for early settlements of our issue. Due to the lockdown people even can’t work for money. Hence, no new clothing and food for most of the families”.
Song: English Learning Lesson
Duration: 4 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Hamid Hussain
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz