Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Wednesday, July 15, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 07152020 1130 UTC
Today: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Burma needs to be made more open to the world (New UN Special Rapporteur on Burma) (with actuality)
· Rakhine State: Two civilians killed and three were injured in Rathedaung clashes
· Malaysian PM: Rohingya refugees will not be sent back out to sea
· 17 States Sue to Block Student Visa Rules
· Dr Anthony Fauci blames virus surge on U.S. not shutting down completely
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: Protective Equipment for Medical Workers Once Again Running Low. Sources: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/protective-equipment-for-medical-workers-once-again-running-low/5494731.html
Summary: The personal protective gear that was in dangerously limited supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the United States is running low again. This comes as the virus is quickly spreading in many states and hospitals are reporting more COVID-19 patients. Experts predict the crisis will worsen in the autumn. A national labor organization representing medical workers is concerned about gear being reused. A group of doctors warned that their offices are closed because they cannot get face coverings and other supplies.
Democratic Party lawmakers are urging the administration of President Donald Trump to create a national plan to get and distribute gear. Deborah Burger is president of National Nurses United. She reported findings of an opinion study of her group’s members. Those findings showed many nurses do not have the supplies they need, forcing them to re-use what they do have. “We’re five months into this and there are still shortages of gowns, hair covers, shoe covers, masks, N95 masks,” Burger told reporters with The Associated Press, or AP. Early in the pandemic, the situation was so difficult that nurses turned plastic waste bags into protective gowns.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:01 minutes
Topic: World Food Program (WFP) program assistant shares about new food distribution system due to pandemic and responded to some Rohingyas complaint about the new system.
Translation Summary: Before the pandemic food distribution was different than the present system. Sharifa Khanom, WFP food program assistant shares how they adopted new system to be safe from this virus while Rohingyas will come to purchase.
She said- ,”We strictly follow social distancing while they come here to purchase. We draw circle outside with a safe distance to maintain the queue and even the traders also draw circle inside the shop. So that there is no gathering inside. We give them food package calculating the number of family member consisting the food which they need mostly. Only one person from a family comes here to take the package and we don’t use biometric so far”.
Some Rohingyas complain about insufficient food which were given by WFP.
40 years old Mohammed Hussain said-,” now the food we are getting is not enough and there are differences. We can’t purchase food based on our choice”.
Sharifa said in response- “Some people used to tell about that even before the new system and now some might complain about it but we distribute food according to what every person requires. We also change the food item in different time”.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Hamid Hussain
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz