Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Monday, July 13, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 07132020 1130 UTC
Today: Monday, July 13, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· India assures support for Rohingyas' repatriation: B'desh
· Myanmar: Ensure Voting Rights, Restore Citizenship Rights for Rohingya
· In Bangladesh Physicians and corona experts are concerned setting up of sacrificial animal shelters during the upcoming Qurbani or Eid-ul-Azha.
· Defying U.S., China and Iran Near Trade and Military Partnership
· U.S. warns citizens of heightened detention risks in China
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 Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: In Africa, lack of coronavirus record raises fear of ‘Silent Epidemic’. Sources: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/in-africa-lack-of-coronavirus-records-raises-fear-of-silent-epidemic-/5496147.html
Summary: When the novel coronavirus hit Tanzania in April, President John Magufuli called for three days of prayer to ask for God’s protection. A month later, he declared victory over the virus and invited travelers to return to his nation. His decision to reopen concerned the World Health Organization (WHO) because there was almost no information on the spread of the virus in Tanzania. The country is home to 55 million people and has one of the weakest health care systems in East Africa. In many African nations there is a lack of good, trustworthy information about COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Some governments do not want to admit that the epidemic exists. Other nations cannot do testing because they are so affected by poverty and conflict. The Reuters news agency examined the latest information about the disease. It found that Africa, with a population of 1.3 billion people, had over 493,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and 11,600 deaths. To understand these low numbers, Latin America has half the number of people, but 2.9 million cases and 129,900 deaths. The official numbers make it appear that COVID-19 has affected relatively few people in Africa, but the truth may be much worse.
WHO special envoy Samba Sow warned on May 25 of a possible “silent epidemic” if testing was not given a high priority. By July 7, 4,200 tests per million people had been carried out across the continent. That information comes from a Reuter’s study of reports from the Africa’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. That compares with averages of 7,650 in Asia and 74,255 in Europe.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:25 minutes
Topic: Mr. Mohib Ulla, Chairman of the Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Right (ARSPH) expresses his concern about Myanmar's 2020 General Election and requested to the government of Myanmar and International Community to allow them to cast their votes in migrant camp.
Translation Summary: Mr Mohib Ullah said that he has achieved the Bachelor Degree in Science from the Sittwe University and he lived at Shikdar Para village tract of Maungdaw, Myanmar. 45-years old Ullah said that he came to Cox’s Bazar Rohingya Migrant Camp after the influx of August 2017 to escape the persecution of Myanmar government and lives at Kutupalong Camp-1East with his family where he works for the welfare of the Rohingya Community as a President of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Right(ARSP).
Ullah said that the Rohingya are the genuine citizens of Myanmar who participated as members of the country before even before the independence of Myanmar . Ullah said that the Rohingyas participated in every elections of Myanmar since getting Myanmar’s independencelike any other citizens (