Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Thursday, July 16, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 07162020 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, July 16, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· The Trump administration has lifted newly imposed student visa restrictions
· The United States is withdrawing special trade benefits to Hong Kong
· 61 Dead, Over 34 Lakh People Affected In Assam Floods
· Moderna Phase 1 results show coronavirus vaccine safe, induces immune response
· Amnesty International urges UN Security Council to refer Burma to ICC
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: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: World population in 2100 could be 2 billion below UN projections (with actuality)
Summary: Earth will be home to 8.8 billion people in 2100, two billion fewer than current United Nation projections, according to a major study published Wednesday (Jul 15) that foresees new global power alignments shaped by declining fertility rates and graying populations. By century's end, 183 of 195 countries - barring an influx of immigrants - will have fallen below the replacement threshold needed to maintain population levels, an international team of researchers reported in The Lancet. More than 20 countries - including Japan, Spain, Italy, Thailand, Portugal, South Korea and Poland - will see their numbers diminish by at least half. China's will fall nearly that much, from 1.4 billion people today to 730 million in 80 years.
Sub-Saharan Africa, meanwhile, will triple in size to some three billion people, with Nigeria alone expanding to almost 800 million in 2100, second only to India's 1.1 billion. "These forecasts suggest good news for the environment, with less stress on food production systems and lower carbon emissions, as well as significant economic opportunity for parts of sub-Saharan Africa," lead author Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, told AFP.
"However, most countries outside of Africa will see shrinking workforces and inverting population pyramids, which will have profound negative consequences for the economy."
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:01 minutes
Topic: Two Rohingya sportsmen talk about playing matches before and during COVID-19 Pandemic in the Cox’s Bazar migrant camp.
Translation Summary: Rahmot Ullah said that he is from Moidaung village tract of Buthdaung and lives with his relatives at Block-F, Camp#18 of Balukhali-2 of Cox’s Bazar migrant camp. (33) Years old Rahmot said that there are playgrounds at camp-17, camp-19 and in other places where they could enjoy playing soccer with different teams of the different camp before COVID-19 outbreak. However because of the lockdown that’s why they cannot play like before but they enjoy playing cane ball with three by three total six players, enjoy soccer six by six total 12 players and enjoy the mobile games with the players of respective blocks of the camp while maintaining social distance
30-years old Hussain said that he lives with his family at Block-F, Camp#18 of Balukhali-2 of Cox’s Bazar migrant camp. There are five teams in the camp -18 of Balukhali-2 of migrant camp which played football regularly before COVID-19 pandemic said Hussain. But Hussain said that the Rohingyas of the camp have no opportunity to go outside of the camp that’s why they feel very much bored if they don’t involve in playing games.
At the end, Husain said that they enjoy and pass times playing so