Rohingya “Lifeline” radio – Thursday, June 11, 2020
MC & News: Hamid Hussain, Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 06112020 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, June 11, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 7 minutes
· U.S. court asked to force Facebook to release Myanmar officials' data for genocide case
· Bangladesh to refuse Rohingya detained in Malaysia
· Trump Rebuffs Protests Over Systemic Racism and Calls Police ‘Great People’
· Senate confirms new Air Force chief of staff in historic, unanimous vote
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: 5:55 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: UN chief urges fast action to avoid `global food emergency’
Summary: U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for immediate action Tuesday to avoid a “global food emergency,” saying more than 820 million people are hungry, some 144 million children under 5-years-old are stunted, and the COVID-19 pandemic is making things worse. He said there is more than enough food to feed the world’s 7.8 billion people but “our food systems are failing.”
The U.N. chief launched a policy briefing on the Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security and Nutrition Tuesday which said before the pandemic more than 820 million people were “chronically food insecure,” with 135 million at crisis levels or worse. “That number could nearly double before the end of the year due to the impacts of COVID-19,” the briefing said. And Guterres said some 49 million extra people may fall into extreme poverty due to the pandemic and its impact. Noting forecasts of a global economic downturn this year, he warned that every percentage point drop in global GDP means an additional 700,000 stunted children.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:16 minutes
Topic: What youths are doing now a days in the camp during this COVID 19 pandemic, an interview with a Rohingya from the camp?
Translation Summary: Rohingya camp in Bangladesh is completely locked down due to COVID 19 pandemic. Youths used to spend their time in entertainment, teaching, learning or doing volunteer jobs. Covid-19 outbreak also impacted Rohingya youth’s daily routine. Mohammad Shafiq 22 years old young man currently lives at Kutupalong camp 3. He said, “We Rohingya always used to play different games but now the number of youths playing outside is less than before as Camp In-Charge, Majhi has always been informing us not to be in the crowd where more than 5 people gather . I still play Cane ball because it requires only 4 people and each player maintains a distance. But I have seen less people are playing outside. Those who use to learn or teach students all are closed”.
Now it is summer in Bangladesh and Rohingyas always can’t stay inside their house due to extreme hot so they can’t stay inside home for long. Though according to Shafik the number of youth playing outside is less than before but mostly who hasve mobile or other electronic device watch movies there. “Imam from mosques also made announcement that convince your children to stay at home and involve them in different activity”.
Song: Rohingya song
Duration: 5:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Hamid Hussain
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz