Rohingya “Lifeline” radio – Tuesday, June 02, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 06022020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, June 02, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Four police shot in violent protests after Trump vows to bring in U.S. military
· China has criticized the United States for turning its back on everything.
· The concrete support of the WHO to migrants and refugees worldwide in times of COVID-19
· Rakhine State Rohingya IDPs Resettlement Program in Jeopardy
· Argentinean judiciary moves closer to opening case against Myanmar over Rohingya genocide
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: 4:00 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: Divert weapons funding to research to prevent next pandemic, pope says
Summary: Pope Francis on Saturday urged politicians to divert funds spent on weapons to research to prevent another pandemic, as he led the largest gathering in the Vatican in nearly three months. Francis presided at an outdoor prayer service with about 130 people, including many directly affected by the pandemic. Among those who prayed were Italian doctors, nurses, and ambulance drivers, as well as people who had recovered from coronavirus or lost family members. More than 33,000 have died in Italy. In his closing prayer, Pope Francis said national leaders should take a far-sighted attitude, helping the most needy people now and putting in place long-term economic and social solutions. He prayed that the Madonna would "touch (leaders') consciences so that enormous sums spent to possess more armaments and to perfect them be instead destined to the promotion of sufficient research to prevent such catastrophes in the future".
Coronavirus PSA: Mohammad Rukon Uddin
Duration: 1:30 minutes
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:52 minutes
Topic: What is the impact on the camp's young children as the camp's learning center and madrasa are closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Translation Summary: Mr. Mohammam Ayub (35) is Imam of Camp Mosque & a teacher of a Madrassah (an Islamic School). He lives in Camp # 12, Block # C5, Thaingkhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. He was a resident of Lambaguna, Maungdaw, Myanmar. He came o Bangladesh in 2017 following the genocide by Myanmar government. Ayub said he has been teaching at the camp’s madrasa since October 2018. He thinks that Rohingya children are lagging behind as learning centers and madrassas have been closed due to the coronavirus. He added, “ We Rohingyas are very worried about it, the future of the young children in the camp seems to be dark as they are deprived of education. He further said that clean-up kits could be arranged in the madrasa and children can be arranged to be taught in small groups.
Mr. Mohammad Solikh (30) lives in Camp # 12, Block # C5, Thaingkhali, Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar. He was a resident of Shidhapara, Maungdaw, Myanmar. He came to Bangladesh in 2017 during the persecution by Myanmar government. He said the discipline of the children was deteriorating since the closure of the camp's learning centers and madrassas and the kids are getting lazy. He also said, “ Even though schools and colleges are closed all over the world, parents are still able to continue their children's education by online but it is not possible for us because there is no network inside the camp”. He thinks that children can be arranged to be taught by dividing them into small groups.
Song: Rohingya song
Duration: 9:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz