Rohingya “Lifeline” radio – Friday, May 29, 2020
MC & News: Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 05292020 1130 UTC
Today: Friday, May 29, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 8 minutes
· Myanmar: USDP proposes removal of Pyithu Hluttaw speaker
· Trump Renews Promise to Withdraw US Troops from Afghanistan
· Trump’s move could scrap or weaken law that protects social media companies
· US and allies condemn China over Hong Kong national security law
· 26 Bangladeshis killed in Libya revenge attack
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: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Despite pandemic restrictions, people fleeing violence and persecution continue to seek asylum in Mexico. Sources: https://www.unhcr.org/news/briefing/2020/4/5ea7dc144.html
Summary: While a number of countries throughout Latin America and the rest of the world have closed their borders and restricted movement to contain the spread of coronavirus, Mexico has continued to register new asylum claims from people fleeing brutal violence and persecution, helping them find safety. By designating the registration of new asylum claims an essential activity, Mexico has ensured that people receive protection from being forced to return to their countries of origin, where their lives may be in danger, as their cases are processed.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says these practices show that long-standing principles of international refugee law can be upheld even as governments take measures to protect public health. Even though border restrictions in Central America have meant a 90 per cent drop in average weekly asylum claims in Mexico in April, hundreds of people continue to apply for refugee status in the country. This highlights the level of violence and persecution that many people continue to face in their countries of origin, even during the pandemic.
Coronavirus PSA: Mohammad Rukon Uddin
Duration: 1:30 minutes
Report: Mohammad Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 8:23 minutes
Topic: Internet ban in Bangladesh refugee camp causes gap in education for the children and difficulties in getting proper information during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Translation Summary: 35 years old Azim Ullah a resident of Kutupalong refugee camp fears internet ban will have a serious impact on children as learning centers and misinformation may spread everywhere which might misguide general people during COVID 19. He said,” Children who have been studying in different levels currently have no other things to do. They should have an alternative way of getting proper education. Here, internet can play a great role providing alternative way of education”. “Now Rohingyas have been infected by coronavirus. People don’t know about the latest information. Internet also can help us to get all sorts of information”-he added. He also mentioned that NGOs and INGOs should increase the awareness about coronavirus as not all people are getting proper information.
Song: English Learning Lesson
Duration: 4 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Hamid Hussain
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz Engineer: N/A