Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Thursday, August 06, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 08062020 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, August 06, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 9 minutes
· Many countries have extended a helping hand to the Lebanese bombings
· Japan will provide $329 million to Bangladesh to combat corona: Abe tells Hasina
· At least 30 injured in grenade attack in Pakistan at Kashmir rally
· Fortify Rights urges to move of Rohingya from Bhasan Char, Island
· Myanmar Government to Exclude AA in the Forthcoming Peace Talk (with actuality)
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: 5:17 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: U.N. chief warns world facing 'generational catastrophe' on education (with actuality)
Summary: U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday that the world faces a "generational catastrophe" because of school closures amid the coronavirus pandemic and said that getting students safely back to the classroom must be "a top priority." Guterres said that as of mid-July schools were closed in some 160 countries, affecting more than 1 billion students, while at least 40 million children have missed out on pre-school. This came on top of more than 250 million children already being out of school before the pandemic and only a quarter of secondary school students in developing countries leaving with basic skills, he said in a video statement. "Now we face a generational catastrophe that could waste untold human potential, undermine decades of progress, and exacerbate entrenched inequalities," said Guterres as he launched a U.N. "Save our Future" campaign. "Once local transmission of COVID-19 is under control, getting students back into schools and learning institutions as safely as possible must be a top priority," he said. "Consultation with parents, care-takers , teachers and young people is fundamental."
The U.N. recommendations for getting global education back on track come as U.S. President Donald Trump pushes for schools to reopen in the face of opposition from some teachers and parents while COVID-19 is surging in many parts of the country. The coronavirus, which first appeared in China late last year, has infected 4.6 million people in the United States and killed more than 155,000 Americans since February, according to a Reuters tally. Deaths rose by over 25,000 in July and cases doubled in 19 states during the month. Globally the coronavirus has infected at least 18.1 million people and there have been more than 689,000 known deaths worldwide, according to the Reuters tally.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:50 minutes
Topic: Two Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National Rohingya’s concern about arbitrary arrest and mercilessness oppression on ethnic minority Rohingya in Arakan, Burma.
Translation Summary: Hasan Ali said that he is from ward-4 of Buthidaung township. 28-years old Ali said that he lives at Balikhali-2 of Block#E-14. Ali said that his uncle, brother and relatives live in Arakan. So, Ali always try to keep communicating with them and sometimes contact through mobile phones though the mobile network speed is very poor. Ali heard from his reliable relatives that many Rohingya are hospitalized and have been taken away at Mungdaw LapuSha center which have been built to receive the Rohingya from Bangladesh, migrant camp. Among them his uncle Md Hasan (55) son of Abdu Halek is hospitalized at Tombazar government Hospital, his cousin Shohida(18) daughter of Md Hasan is hospitalized at Maungdaw government hospital, his aunt Slama Khatun(50) wife of Md Hasan and t