Rohingya “Lifeline” radio – Thursday, June 25, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 06252020 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, June 25, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 8 minutes
· Red zone declared next to Rohingya camp in Bangladesh Cox’s Bazar.
· Indonesian fishermen discover 94 Rohingya adrift at sea
· U.S. puts sanctions on five Iranian ship captains for bringing oil to Venezuela
· Iran says it's ready for talks if U.S. apologizes over nuclear pact
· The coronavirus has devastated the United States, said the CDC director
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: 5:05 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: UK International Development Secretary gives strong commitment to help Bangladesh and Rohingya through the coronavirus crisis Sources: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-international-development-secretary-gives-strong-commitment-to-help-bangladesh-and-rohingya-through-the-coronavirus-crisis
Summary: On a ‘virtual visit’ to Bangladesh, a first for a UK Minister, Trevelyan met with Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister and also saw how UK-backed isolation and treatment centers will help protect Bangladeshi and Rohingya communities in Cox’s Bazar from the pandemic.
The UK has dedicated at least £21 million to tackle coronavirus in Bangladesh, where 120,000 cases have been reported.
Its support will save lives by slowing the rapid spread of the disease and boosting struggling health services. During the virtual visit, Ms Trevelyan talked to the staff of BRAC, an NGO which has mobilized 50,000 community health workers with UK aid support to reach more than five million Bangladeshi people in remote, deprived communities, giving them public health information about how to prevent the spread of coronavirus and stay safe.
Ms Trevelyan visited, via a video call, the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, where social distancing is nearly impossible due to the cramped conditions. UK aid is supporting the construction of vital isolation and treatment centers (ITCs) in Cox’s Bazar, making available over 600 beds for treating both Rohingya refugees and people from Bangladeshi communities, who develop severe acute respiratory infections due to contracting coronavirus.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:51 minutes
Topic: A Registered Rohingya Refugee Football Player and A Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National (FDMN) Football Player Talk About the Playing Soccer and Cricket Match Before and During the Lock-down of COVID-19 Pandemic.
Translation Summary: Mohammed Zubair said that he is from Hoiya Para village tract of Buthdaung and lives with his relatives at Kutupalong Registered Refugee Camp. Twenty three years old Zubair said that there is a senior team of 22 players and a junior team of about 22 players in the D- Block of Kutupalong Registered Refugee Camp. So, they have been enjoying playing good -will matches against unregistered Refugee (Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National) Rohingya and others Registered Refugee of different block before the lock-down of COVID-19 said Zubair.
Zubair said because of the lock-down of COVID-19 pandemic that’s why we play soccer giving small goal and maintaining social distance or if it is not possible then we play cricket with the players of different block of Registered Rohingya Refugee Camp but it is irregular and mostly on Friday
Anayet Rahman said that he used to play football since his coming from his native village tract Shaheb Bazar of Maungdaw to Bangladesh Rohingya Migrant C-1W. 20 years old Anayat says they have formed a team of 24 players which is named as Royal City Football Club Team. Anayet says that they have been deprived o