Rohingya “Lifeline” radio – Monday, June 22, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 06222020 1130 UTC
Today: Monday, June 22, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Internet blackout in Myanmar's Rakhine enters 2nd year
· Trump Campaign Brushes Off Low Turnout at President's Rally
· WHO warns on World Refugee Day
· Saudi Arabia lifts coronavirus curfew
· Development is taking place in Bangladesh despite the corona outbreak: Sheikh Hasina
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: 5:33 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: “Every action counts” UNHCR says for world refugee day. Recent pictures in African refugee camp during COVID-19 outbreak. Sources: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-refugee-day-africa-unhcr/every-action-counts-unhcr-says-for-world-refugee-day-idUSKBN23Q1YJ
Summary: The United Nations’ refugee agency is marking this year’s World Refugee Day with the message that “Every Action Counts”, as it faces the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and record numbers of people have been forced from their homes by war and extreme weather. Conflict, hunger and economic upheaval had displaced nearly 80 million people worldwide, half of them children, by the end of 2019 - nearly twice as many as a decade ago.
In Africa alone, fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso and the Sahel region have contributed to the number of refugees surging to 6.3 million, Clementine Nkweta-Salami, the UNHCR director for East Africa, Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes said. “I think we are witnessing today record levels of forced displacement, where almost close to 80 million people are displaced worldwide. This breaks down as 1% of humanity,” she told Reuters. “One person in every 97 persons is forcibly displaced. On the (African) continent, we also see rising numbers. We started the decade with about 2.2 million and that has almost tripled.” Nkweta-Salami said the coronavirus outbreak had presented more challenges.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:00 minutes
Topic: Celebration of World Refugee Day-2020 in the Rohingya Migrant Camp of Cox’s Bazar Bangladesh.
Translation Summary: Mohammed Amin said that he is from Kiyajingga village tract of Buthidaung Township. 48 years old Amin said that he is a Registered Refugee of UN and government of Bangladesh. So, has been living with his family at Block #F of Kutupalong Registered Rohingya Refugee Camp since 1991-1992.
Amin said that he left his own country Arakan as the government of Myanmar did not grant them citizenship rights, freedom of movement, religion, business, education as well as healthcare and
others. Amin also said that they had their own lands, markets and other properties in Arakan which have been confiscated by the government of Myanmar. Besides, Amin said that if they have the basic and fundamental rights in their country Arakan then they could have made their children as lawyer, engineers, doctors, teachers and others but they get nothing living about 29-years in the Bangladesh Rohingya migrant camp that’s why they had celebrated the World Refugee Day-20 .
Zahida Khatun said that she is missing very her native country Arakan. So, Zahida said that they heard that the international community as well as the judge of the International Community is solving their crisis but no fruitful result is found in her about 29 years old refugee life. She said, “We have been living and passing refugee life here in the Bangladesh Refugee waiting for the durable solution and don’t know how long we have to stay and need to solve our crisis” said Zahida. She added that she wants to know from th