Rohingya “Lifeline” radio – Thursday, May 28, 2020
MC &News: Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 05282020 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, May 28, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 8 minutes
· 114 Rohingyas in quarantine at Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar
· China is making a 'big mistake', soon Trump's tough action
· 7 killed in Saudi Arabia shelling
· US Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 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: WHO and UNHCR join forces to improve health services for refugees, displaced and stateless people Sources: https://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2020/5/5ec64b6b4/unhcr-join-forces-improve-health-services-refugees-displaced-stateless.html Summary: The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency today signed a new agreement to strengthen and advance public health services for the millions of forcibly displaced people around the world. The agreement updates and expands an existing 1997 agreement between the two organizations. The key aim this year will be to support ongoing efforts to protect some 70 million forcibly displaced people from COVID-19. Around 26 million of these are refugees, 80 per cent of whom are sheltered in low and middle-income countries with weak health systems. Another 40 million internally displaced people also require assistance.
For more than 20 years, UNHCR and WHO have worked together worldwide to safeguard the health of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Coronavirus PSA: Mohammad Rukon Uddin
Duration: 1:30 minutes
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:20 minutes
Topic: Outbreaks of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have led to much decline in businesses at refugee camp shops in the lock-down situation.
Translation Summary: Mr. Azimul Khan is 29 years old and lives in Camp # 12, Block # G-1, Balukhali-2, Thaingkhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar.He was a resident of Nolbainna Village, Maungdaw Township, Myanmar. He came to Bangladesh on 25 September, 2017 due to genocide of Myanmar government. 16 months ago he opened a small shop- selling tea, coffee, cookies, cold drinks, chips, bread, grocery and more to help support himself and 11 relatives. Azimul Khan said , “the ration provided from various NGOs for the Rohingya refugees is not enough”. In Myanmar, he used to do small business and last year he got permission to open the shop at Thaingkhali. He said this year Ramadan's income was much lower than last year’s due to lockdown and people are buying less because they have less money. He added that he closed the shop after 4pm as per the instructions. Mr. Khan further said, he doesn’t let the shops get crowded and he doesn’t sell the products to the little ones either for the safety regulations following the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Song: Rohingya song
Duration: 4 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Hamid Hussain
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz