Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, August 11, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 08112020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· China imposes sanctions on Republican U.S. lawmakers over Hong Kong
· Iran says GCC call for Tehran arms embargo extension is 'unrealistic'
· Lebanon's president accepts government resignation, asks it to stay on in caretaker capacity
· Govt asks administration for execution of law, awareness on wearing masks: cabinet secretary
· Rakhine State: Five injured in Rathedaung and Kyauktaw shootings
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: 5:10 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: Gates Foundation Donates $150 Million To Distribute Covid-19 Vaccine To Developing Nations As They Struggle With Accelerating Pandemic (with actuality) Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/elanagross/2020/08/07/gates-foundation-donates-150-million-to-distribute-covid-19-vaccine-to-developing-nations-as-they-struggle-with-accelerating-pandemic/#836121ab243f
Summary: As Covid-19 cases continue to increase in developing countries, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $150 million to the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, Serum Institute of India, to provide up to 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to poorer nations priced at less than $3 a dose. Gates and his foundation have been the subject of multiple coronavirus-related conspiracy theories — including that they intend to use a vaccine to implant tracking devices in billions of people —that he and his foundation have denied. The foundation has now given a total of $350 million to speed up the development of treatments, vaccines and public health measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The $150 million donation was made through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, an organization that negotiates and finances vaccines for low-income and middle-income countries. The money will allow Serum Institute of India to begin manufacturing vaccines from its partners, biopharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca and Novavax, so they will be readily available if they are approved, the institute said in a statement.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:00 minutes
Topic: A Rohingya volunteer teacher of Friendship NGO and secretary of camp base Rohingya organization Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) talk about the educational facility of the Rohingya children and concern to ensure formal educational facility with Burmese curriculum.
Translation summary: Neyamot Ullah said that he is from Gorakhali village tract of Maungdaw and lives with his family at Block-D (11) of Camp-15 since he came from Arakan, Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar migrant camp, Bangladesh.45- years old Ullah said that he has been teaching the Rohingya children only from level 1 to level 3. Sfor 2 years under the Friendship NGO. Ullah said that there are two Rohingya and Two local teachers in the Friendship Learning center where we, two Rohingya teachers teach Burmese and Life Skill and the other two local teachers teach English and Mathematics. Ullah said that the Rohingya are very grateful to the United Nation Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) for ensuring educational facility for the Rohingya children where they could taught before COVID-19 outbreak.
Mohammed Zubair, secretary of camp based Rohingya organization Arakan Rohingya Society (ARSPH) said that he is from Somboinna village tract of Maungdaw township and lived with his family at Kutupalong camp-1W. 55-years old Zubair said COVID-19 pandemic is not a challenge and problem only for the Rohingya but it is a global problem. Tough it is due