Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Wednesday, July 08, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 07082020 1130 UTC
Today: Wednesday, July 08, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 8 minutes
· Military formed Court of Inquiry to Take Actions on Alleged Atrocities in Rakhine State, Myanmar (with actualities)
· Burma has nearly 1,100 clashes in the country in 2019-report by Myanmar Institute of Peace and Security (with actualities)
· Myanmar: Human rights activists welcome Tatmadaw inquiry (with actualities)
· Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been overtaken by his Democratic rival Joe Biden in opinion polls.
· Indian company Hero Bicycle cancels TK 900 crore deals with China over East Ladakh border situation
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: 6:10 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: Story of limiting Covid-19 transmission in Rohingya camps must be heard globally (with actualities) Sources: https://www.dhakatribune.com/health/coronavirus/2020/07/06/story-of-limiting-covid-19-transmission-in-rohingya-camps-must-be-heard-globally
Summary: Centre for Research and Information (CRI) hosted the live discussion session titled 'Let's Talk on Rohingya Response and Covid-19' on Sunday Speakers at a virtual discussion lauded the government's early planning and joint efforts with the United Nations (UN) and humanitarian partners to limit the transmission of coronavirus in the congested Rohingya camps, saying that this story must be heard globally. They vowed to continue working together to keep Rohingya people and the host community safe and protected, reports UNB. Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen, UNHCR Representative in Bangladesh Steven Corliss, Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mahbub Alam Talukder, Medical Officer and IPC focal for Leda ITC Sumaya Tasnim, and Rohingya representative Jane Alam took part in the discussion moderated by Showvik Das Tamal.
Corliss highly appreciated the government and the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) for taking decisive actions with the support from the partners in limiting people inside and outside the camps, and thus controlling transmission of the virus. He appreciated joint efforts in scaling up the health response and facilities for both Rohingyas and the host community. "Covid-19 has increased humanitarian needs," said the UNHCR representative, adding that they are making the best use of funds reducing their own cost.
The RRRC said five Rohingyas have so far died due to coronavirus infection among over one million Rohingyas. “So, the situation is not at an alarming stage. We are not panicked. We are well prepared now. We can fight Covid-19 well with the support from all,” the RRRC added.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:25 minutes
Topic: Two Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nation (FDMN) Rohingya Concern for not Getting Ration through SIM card and Electronic Voucher
Translation Summary: Abdul Halim said that he is from Sdana-Raing Area of Tombazar of Buthidaung township and liveু with his family in the migrant camp of Kutupalong camp#07.
52-years old Halim said they have been receiving ration through Food Card bt they do not have . So, Halim said that World Food Program (WFP) providing them ration under three categories .The family of 1 to 3 members gets 30-kg rice, 7-kg lentils and 3-liter oils in a month. The family of the 4 to 7 members gets 60-kg rice, 14-kg lentils and 6-liters oils in a month and the family of 8 to 12 members gets 90-kg rice, 14-kg lentils and 6-liter oils in a month.
Halim said that they were in difficulties with ration since their coming to the Cox’s Bazar R