Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, September 29, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 09292020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Bangladesh Govt forms high-powered committee on Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char
· Bangladesh Deploys Troops on Myanmar’s Border
· Threat to evacuate U.S. diplomats from Iraq raises fear of war
· Infection on the rise, 'United States is not in good shape': Fauci
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Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:12 minutes
Translator: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Chinese company: Covid-19 vaccine ready by early 2021.
Summary: A Chinese pharmaceutical company on Thursday said the coronavirus vaccine it is developing should be ready by early 2021 for distribution worldwide, including the United States. Yin Weidong, the CEO of SinoVac, vowed to apply to the US Food and Drug Administration to sell CoronaVac in the United States if it passes its third and final round of testing in humans. Yin said he personally has been given the experimental vaccine, reports AP. "At the very beginning, our strategy was designed for China and for Wuhan. Soon after that in June and July we adjusted our strategy, that is to face the world," Yin said, referring to the Chinese city were the virus first emerged. "Our goal is to provide the vaccine to the world including the US, EU and others," Yin said.
More than 24,000 people are participating in clinical trials of SinoVac in Brazil, Turkey, and Indonesia, with additional trials scheduled for Bangladesh and possibly Chile, Yin said. SinoVac chose those countries because they all had serious outbreaks, large populations and limited research and development capacity, he said. He spoke to reporters during a tour of a SinoVac plant south of Beijing. Built in a few months from scratch, the plant is designed to enable SinoVac to produce half a million vaccine doses a year.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:20 minutes
Topic: Interview with a Rohingya from Bangladesh refugee camp why the number of “Child Marriage” is growing among Rohingyas.
Translation summary: In Myanmar Child Marriage is a crime and people face punishment for that according to the law. Therefore, Rohingyas who have been living there for centuries were following the law. But now in Rohingya camp Bangladesh, many parents don’t follow the law and arrange marriage for their children who are underage. According to an article published on conflict and health.biomed central brought this issue. They found that child marriage is a strong cultural phenomenon among the Rohingya, primarily rooted in socio-cultural and religious beliefs around readiness for marriage. https://conflictandhealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13031-020-00274-0
A Rohingya who don’t want to mention his name from kutupalong camp shared his views in this regard. He said,” here in this camp, shelters are small. Large family who have number of children difficult to adjust in that small hut. Therefore, parents think about their daughter’s early marriage to settle the problem. Besides parents are always worried about the safety of their daughters in the camp. Therefore, they arrange marriage for their daughters at an early age. But marrying early causes lots of problems that leads the couple into divorce. Government authority, NGOs, INGOs and leaders always counsel Rohingya parents not to arrange marriage for their children at their early age”.
English Learning Lessen (about English grammar)
Duration: 3:00 minutes