Rohingya “Lifeline” radio – Tuesday, June 23, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 06232020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 8 minutes
· Three Villagers injured amid Fighting Escalates in Rakhine State
· Myanmar rejects draft resolution tabled by EU at 43rd session of the Human Rights Council
· The WHO is seeing a global leadership crisis during the epidemic
· If Trump becomes president again, the country will be in big danger: Bolton
· India-China commanders at a meeting amid calls for a boycott of Chinese goods
· Saudi Arabia bars international pilgrim arrivals for Hajj to control coronavirus
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: 4:55 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: WHO chief warns world leaders not to ‘politicize’ pandemic
Summary: World leaders must not politicize the coronavirus pandemic but unite to fight it, the head of the World Health Organization warned Monday, reminding all that the pandemic is still accelerating and producing record daily increases in infections. In New York City, once the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, Monday was a key day for lifting many coronavirus lockdown restrictions. It took over three months for the world to see 1 million virus infections, but the last 1 million cases have come in just eight days, Tedros said during a videoconference for the Dubai-based World Government Summit. Tedros warned against "politicizing" the pandemic.
"The greatest threat we face now is not the virus itself, it's the lack of global solidarity and global leadership," he said. "We cannot defeat this pandemic with a divided world."
Nearly 9 million people have been infected by the virus worldwide and more than 468,000 have died, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Experts say the actual numbers are much higher, due to limited testing and asymptomatic cases. "The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that, indeed, the world was not prepared," Tedros said. "Globally, the pandemic is still accelerating."
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:51 minutes
Topic: Parents are worried about their children's education as the camp's learning centers and madrassas are closed.
Translation Summary: Hafez. Mohammed Eshaq (53) lives in Camp # 12, Block # H17, Thaingkhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. He was a resident of Shiddapara, Maungdaw, Myanmar. He came to Bangladesh in 2017 due to genocide by Myanmar government. Mr. Eshaq said that since the closure of the Learning Center and Madrasa, children of the camp have become more focused on sports and in this situation, the interest of children in studying is decreasing. So he thinks it would be better to keep distance and start teaching in learning centers and madrasas. He added that even though travel outside the camps has been reduced, it is almost impossible to maintain social distance in the camps because the camps are overcrowded, anyway.
Mrs. Hasina Begum (30) in lives in Camp # 27, Block # C, Jadimura, Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar. She was a resident of Shiddapara, Maungdaw, Myanmar. She came to Bangladesh in 2017 due to genocide of Myanmar government. Hasina said that now that the Learning Centers have been closed due to the virus, there is no other way to educate the children in the camp. In the past children used to move around routinely but now it is not happening now children are spending their time lazily. Moreover, we do not have the ability to teach children by private teacher.
Duration: 5:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sam