Rohingya “Lifeline” radio – Wednesday, June 24, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 06242020 1130 UTC
Today: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 7 minutes
· Human rights activists view UN resolution on Burma
· UNHRC calls on Rohingyas to return to their homeland with full security and dignity
· Rakhine State: Three Border Guard Police Killed in an attack by Arakan Army ( with acts)
· Trump's new visa ban on foreign workers
· US imposes sanctions on "Bande Bharat"
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: 5:17 minutes
Translator: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Beijing coronavirus cases to see 'cliff-like' drop this week: expert. (with Acts)
Summary: China’s capital will see a “cliff-like” drop in new cases in a recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus by the end of this week with efforts to cut chains of transmission underway, a disease control expert said.
The city of more than 20 million people reported its first case of a new spike in infections on June 11, linked to a sprawling wholesale food center.
In all, 236 people have been infected in the worst outbreak in Beijing since the novel coronavirus was identified at a seafood market in the central city of Wuhan late last year.
Beijing reported on Monday nine new cases had been confirmed the previous day, sharply down from 22 a day earlier.
“If you control the source, and cut the chain of transmission, the number will have a cliff-like drop,” Wu Hao, a disease control expert from the National Health Commission, told state television in an interview aired late on Sunday.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:15 minutes
Topic: Changes in World Food Program (WFP) food distribution for Rohingyas creates advantages and disadvantages.
Translation Summary: Due to coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic there are massive changes in everywhere the world. In Bangladesh Refugee camp, government, NGOs/INGOs have been providing aid to the Rohingyas for their needs. Schools, madrasas have been closed until further notice and also food distribution process has also changed due to COVID-19 for safety measures. Now specific food items are provided for each family as a monthly package. Therefore, they don’t need to go to the food store twice. But “those specific food items are not enough, and we can’t manage them for the whole month”- said Mohammed Hussain a Rohingya resident from camp 3. On the other hand, Mohammad Yusuf also a camp 3 Rohingya resident said-,” previously we had to go through several processes to get our food. We had to put fingerprints, making lists but now the system is very quick and easy, there are no problems having changed with the new system of distribution”.
People are scared now as coronavirus hits the camp and some people are trying their best to maintain precautions as best as they can- he added.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Hamid Hussain
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz