Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Thursday, September 24, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 09242020 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, September 24, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 7 minutes
· Rakhine State Rathedaung Township Thousands of villagers flee locals on Moesak Island
· Burma speaks at UN to protect small nations
· Trump: The name of the candidate for the post of Supreme Court judge was announced on Saturday
· UN General Assembly: Saudi Arabia's King Salman calls for Hezbollah to be disarmed
· Umrah is being launched from October 4
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: 5:20 minutes
Translator: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Climate Change May Affect Dengue and Malaria Disease Risks.
Summary: The future may mean more dengue and less malaria in parts of Africa if the planet continues to warm, a new study says. Humans contract the diseases through mosquito bites. The Anopheles mosquito carries a parasite that causes malaria. Dengue is caused by a virus carried by the Aedes mosquito. These two mosquitos also do best in different climates. Malaria mosquitos thrive in temperatures of about 25 degrees Celsius. Dengue mosquitos like it hotter, by about 4 degrees. Erin Mordecai is assistant professor of biology at Stanford University in California. Mordecai said climate change may weaken the spread of malaria but increase the spread of dengue.
Combining mosquito temperature data, population numbers, and climate expectations, the researchers predicted malaria and dengue risks for Africa.
The dengue mosquito is expected to spread across sub-Saharan Africa fully by 2080. And a resulting rise in dengue cases is not the only worry. Aedes mosquitoes can also carry chikungunya, Zika and yellow fever viruses. At the same time, the researchers say, malaria risk will drop as Anopheles mosquitos move further south and into mountainous areas seeking cooler temperatures.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:34 minutes
Topic: Rohingyas are trying to maintain restrictions from home to outside to be safe from COVID-19.
Translation Summary: 39 years old Rohingya Mohammad Hussain currently staying at kutupalong camp 3 block dd7. 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. At each and every step we follow safety. Women are now more careful. They always keep their children clean, give them bath few times, washes goods properly and dry our clothes under the sun”.
He said, “We teach our children at our home whatever we know, whether it would be English, maths or religious teachings. We have to change ourselves as the situation changes worldwide”.
“Due to the pandemic the price of goods increases therefore those who have money can afford with the new price or people are totally depends on food ration”-he added.
Duration: 4:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz