Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Friday, July 10, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 07102020 1130 UTC
Today: Friday, July 10, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· United States Commends Indonesia’s Response to Rohingya Refugees - United States Department of State
· Bangladesh refuses to move Rohingya refugees from flood-prone island to mainland
· Leaders of the United States and Mexico have held friendly talks - VOA
· In the United States, 3 million people have been infected with Covid-19, and 130,000 have died
· Stagnation in the country's development plans due to the global corona epidemic - VOA
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: 9:55 minutes
Interviewer: Hamid Hussain (VOA Rohingya Lifeline reporter)
Guest: Dr.Ambia Perveen, A Rohingya Women Activist, Pediatrician, children & adolescents psychiatrist and co-founder of the Rohingya Medics Organization, and also Vice-chairperson of the European Rohingya Council (ERC), based in Germany.
Topic: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the health consequences of PTSD
Translation Summary: Dr.Ambia Perveen told VOA that after visiting Rohingya Medics Organization’s team as part of the umbrella organization, the European Rohingya Council to Refugee camps in
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh in February, 2019 for a free medical check-up, she found that there were 99% of the victims and genocide survivors who were suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), among them mostly children & women. She said that all Rohingyas including those in IDP camps in Burma, refugees in India, Malaysia, Bangladesh and other parts of the world are suffering from chronic traumatic stress disorder due to long time genocide and systemic persecution by the Burmese Military, in Rakhine State, Burma.
400 Rohingya children were interviewed by the Rohingya Medics Organization in Refugee camps and found that with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder victims are not getting proper treatment due to lack of psycho-social counseling and language barriers in medical terms, although 99% of the victims are required for intensive counseling, she said.
She also says that children are our future and we need to take care of them in a proper way, it is not only the parent's responsibility but also our responsibility. She adds, “ Please do not involve in any crime or against the laws of Bangladesh government, make sure it is not our country and we must return to our motherland, Arakan state as soon as possible. So please convey the rules of law in the host country and be grateful to the people of Bangladesh and their governments. Parents, please do not abuse by orally or physically to your children as they are innocent and suffering too much stress due to many circumstances. Do not lose your hope and we must fight for your rights. Please don't take a risk illegally journey to Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand, Dr.Ambia advise to Rohingya community in Cox's Bazar refugee camps during her interview by VOA.
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 5:49 minutes
Topic: WHO acknowledges 'evidence emerges’ of airborne spread of COVID-19. Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-airborne/who-acknowledges-emerging-evidence-of-airborne-spread-of-covid-19-idUSKBN2482AU
Summary: The World Health Organization on Tuesday acknowledged “evidence emerging” of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease passes between people. “We have been talking about the possibility of airborne transmission and aerosol transmission as one of the modes o