Rohingya “Lifeline” radio – Monday, June 29, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 06292020 1130 UTC
Today: Monday, June 29, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· The United States has "serious problems" with the coronavirus, Fawcett said
· Covid-19: $ 6.9 billion pledge has raised at the world leader conference
· Trump denies being told about Russian bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan
· UN warns of intensified fighting in Rakhine state (with actuality)
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: 6:00 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Dhaka to London: Exert pressure on Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation & UNHRC adopts resolution asking Myanmar to ensure Rohingya return Sources: 1. https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/rohingya-crisis/2020/06/24/dhaka-to-london-exert-pressure-on-myanmar-for-rohingya-repatriation 2. https://www.dhakatribune.com/world/2020/06/23/unhrc-adopts-resolution-asking-myanmar-to-ensure-rohingya-return
Summary: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abul Momen on Tuesday called on the UK to exert more pressure on Myanmar for solving the Rohingya crisis urgently by sustainable repatriation. He made this call during the videoconference with UK DFID Secretary of State Anne-Marie Trevelyan. Dr Momen expressed his sympathy for the severity of Covid-19 in the UK, and briefed Trevelyan on the steps taken by Bangladesh to contain the deadly virus, reports UNB. He briefed Secretary of State for DFID about the economic and social impact of coronavirus in Bangladesh, including the challenge of job loss by a significant number of Bangladeshi migrant workers abroad, particularly in the Middle East. Dr Momen requested the support of the UK in overcoming this difficulty. Foreign Minister Momen flagged that Myanmar has not done anything to date for the repatriation of Rohingyas. He insisted that until the international community exerts more pressure on Myanmar, including by putting trade and investment moratorium, the Rohingya crisis will not be resolved.
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has adopted a resolution calling upon Myanmar to create conditions and to establish a plan conducive to the voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable return of Rohingyas and all refugees and forcibly displaced persons. The resolution on the situation of human rights in Myanmar also stressed the need to effectively address the root causes of human rights violations and abuses against ethnic minorities, including the Rohingyas, in the Rakhine State. In its 43rd session, the 47-member UNHRC adopted the resolution on Monday in Geneva by a vote of 37 in favor, 2 against and 8 abstentions.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:31 minutes
Topic: A Rohingya shares how COVID-19 patient and at the same time other patients are treated during this pandemic.
Translation Summary: 24 years old Mohammad Shafiq is a resident of kutupalong camp 3. He said,” I have seen with my eyes that a patient was taken to the hospital and later they found COVID-19 positive in that patient. Later the patient died and the whole family of that patient was taken to the isolation center and is provided treatment until now. NGOs are handling this issue very carefully and now the numbers of volunteers have been doubled to give more attention”.
Other patients are also getting regular treatment in the hospitals and clinics. “Now during this pandemic hospitals and clinics are maintaining social distancing. But some people go to the pharmacy and ask for medicines for minor cases while they go to the hospitals for major cases as they are afraid of infected by Coronavirus. Banglades