Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Wednesday, July 01, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 07012020 1130 UTC
Today: Wednesday, July 01, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Myanmar finds soldiers guilty in Rohingya atrocities court martial
· UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calls for an end to Rakhine and Chin-State operations
· U.S. coronavirus cases rise by 47,000, biggest one-day spike of pandemic
· Eight states added to New York governor's quarantine order
· India is behind the attack on the stock exchange: Imran Khan
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: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: In Virus Crisis, People Find Purpose in Helping Others. Sources: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/in-virus-crisis-people-find-purpose-in-helping-others/5438102.html
Summary: In April, as the new coronavirus was attacking New York City, Susan Jones learned her older brother had been diagnosed with a blood cancer. Her brother’s supervisor at work launched a campaign to help with medical costs. The supervisor set up a GoFundMe page on social media for donors. Jones shared it on Face book. What happened next shocked her. Jones was sure her closest friends would support the campaign. She works for the American Ballet Theatre, which is based in New York. And many of her co-workers - some she did not know very well - made donations. Their gifts came at a time of economic difficulties in a struggling dance community.
Jones found herself asking: Would the reaction have been the same just two months earlier, before the public health crisis? She was almost sure it would not. Instead, she thinks the desire to help shows, along with simple kindness, how people are working to make a difference. At a time of helplessness, she says, helping others makes a mark on a world that seems to be overwhelming all of us. “People everywhere are trying to keep control of their lives … to preserve who they are,” Jones told The Associated Press.
Laurie Santos is a psychology professor at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She also teaches the school’s most popular class to date: “Psychology and the Good Life.” Santos notes that lots of research shows helping others can often make us happier than spending that same time or money on ourselves. “Taking time to do something nice for someone else,” she says, “is a powerful strategy for improving our well-being.”
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:15 minutes
Topic: The way food is being distributed from food distribution centers due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. And what the beneficiaries are getting is inadequate say Rohingyas.
Translation Summary: Mrs. Dilbahar Begum (70) is living Camp # 05, Block # G61, Lambashiya, Kutupalong, Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar. She was a resident of Nurullahpara, Maungdaw, Myanmar. She came to Bangladesh in 2017 due to genocide by Myanmar government. Dilbahar said she has three members in her family . Before the outbreak of the Corona virus, she would have spent her days fairly well on the rations she received from the government but since the outbreak of the corona virus, the rations have been reduced a lot, which “is causing us a lot of trouble”.
Mr. Ayatullah (19) is a SARPV Nutrition Volunteer (Social Assistant and Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable) current responsibility at WFP Food Distribution Center, who lives in Camp # 05, Block # G61, Lambashiya, Kutupalong, Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar. He was a resident of Nurullahpara, Maungdaw, Myanmar. He came to Bangladesh in 2017 due to genocide by Myanmar government. Ayatullah said any beneficiary come to take food at the food distribution ce