Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, August 18, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 08182020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Election Commission rejected five Rohingya candidates for the upcoming election in Rakhine State (with actuality)
· UAE-Israel phone lines open after accord to normalize ties
· US Urges to start peace talks in Afghanistan without delay
· The death toll from the coronavirus in the United States has risen to 170,000
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: 7:00 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Cooking During the Pandemic (with actuality)
Summary: For the past several months, many restaurants have either been closed or are offering limited services because of the coronavirus health crisis. This means people all around the world have had to prepare meals for themselves. The COVID home cooking experiences are “all over the map” -- meaning something with a lot of different results: some good and others not-sogood. Erika Navarrete Nagle is from Denver, Colorado. The 33-year-old television producer told The Associated Press (AP) that she was not very good at cooking. In fact, before she started working from home in late March, she had never cooked chicken. Navarrete Nagle explains that she “grew up in a Cuban family with a mother and sister” who always cooked for her. So, she did not learn to cook for herself. Plus, she describes herself as a workaholic -- someone who likes to work and works all the time. She never had the time to cook nor did she want to.
Then COVID struck. “It took a global pandemic and mandatory quarantine for me to learn (to cook),” she said. But now, she says she feels great about her progress. “I jumped up and down when I sautéed my first onions and garlic." She said she "almost took to social media to brag." Her experience is different from John Wing, a travel agent in New York City. He used to spend a lot of time in his car, taking his children from one activity to another. Wing was already the main cook in his family of 5 people. But since March, he has cut back on his driving duties. So, he has been cooking more than ever! Wing still cooks things his children will eat. But he also has started a few cooking projects. He has been learning how to make some new dishes.. And his children have started making baked goods -- things like bread, cakes, and cookies.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:22 minutes
Topic: Monsoon rain creates difficulties in Rohingyas daily life and less street light creates difficulties in elderly at night.
Translation summary: It is rainy season in Bangladesh. Several places are affected by flood due to monsoon rain. Kutupalong Rohingya camp is located in a hilly area where people cleaned trees to make shelters. Now those hilly tracks have become very slippery during the rainy season. Mohammad Shafik from kutupalong camp said, “It’s been raining for few days and water comes inside the shelters. Shelters are made of tarpaulin and bamboo. Therefore, water goes inside easily. Besides the place became slippery due to continuous raining. People are find it difficult to move. Most of the shelters are located at the top of the hills. Mud stairs become slippery and accidents happens”.
At night in the camp everywhere is dark due to less streetlight. Elderly, patients and pregnant women are having difficulties going outside. Besides people fears go outside at nighttime because of possible robbery and other unexpected things. Therefore, I urge to the