Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Thursday, August 13, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 08132020 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, August 13, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 9 minutes
· U.S. inks $1.5 billion deal with Moderna for 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine
· Factbox: World reaction to Russia's COVID-19 vaccine
· Myanmar government bars Rohingya Muslim candidate from election
· Myanmar 'underreported' 2017 Rohingya killing: Watchdog
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Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 5:17 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: UN calls for early formation of Lebanese govt as more donations arrive after Beirut's blasts (with actuality) Sources: https://www.dhakatribune.com/world/2020/08/12/un-calls-for-early-formation-of-lebanese-govt-as-more-donations-arrive-after-beirut-s-blasts
Summary: Two huge explosions hit the Port of Beirut on August 4, claiming at least 171 lives and injuring thousands. United Nations (UN) Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis on Tuesday called for early formation of a Lebanese government following the resignation of Prime Minister Hassan Diab and his cabinet. Kubis, who briefed the Security Council in a closed session on Tuesday, emphasized the importance of avoiding a prolonged period of governmental vacuum. He urged a rapid formation of a new government that meets the aspirations of the Lebanese people and enjoys their support, a government that can address the urgent and many challenges facing the country, break with the corrupt practices of the past, his office said in a press release after the briefing. "There are immediate humanitarian needs that need to be addressed and necessary reforms that need to be undertaken without any delay to restore the trust of the Lebanese people, and of the international community in Lebanon," Kubis was quoted as saying.
The Lebanese government resigned on Monday amid protests after two huge explosions hit the Port of Beirut on August 4, claiming at least 171 lives and injuring thousands. The deadly blasts also caused massive economic losses worth 10 billion to 15 billion U.S. dollars, according to Beirut Governor Marwan Abboud. "A rapid assessment of the 55 primary health centers in the blast areas shows that some 35 percent sustained moderate to severe damage," said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The UN Children's Fund reported that an education assessment shows some 20 technical schools have been damaged.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:55 minutes
Topic: Rohingyas are now used to with the new restrictions implemented due to COVID-19.
Translation Summary: New restrictions have been implemented all over the world due to pandemic in order to be safe. Number of infected people and of deaths has been increasing day by day. According to WHO report there are about 2,01,20,919 people infected and about 7,36,766 People have died all over 216 countries. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
39 years old Rohingya Mohammad Hussain who currently stays at kutupalong camp 3 block dd7 has seen the drastic changes throughout the period. There were no restrictions in the camp before pandemic and they gathered in public, roaming around the camps, had some daily jobs and so on. But then they had to change their behavior and adjust their lives to remain safe from the virus. He said, “we don’t gather in public, even if I need to go out from home, I maintain social distance, keep myself clean, my home is more neat and clean then before. Each and every step we follow safety. Women are now more careful. They always keep their children clean, give them bath few ti