Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Thursday, October 01, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 10012020 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, October 01, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 7 minutes
· Bangladesh angry over Myanmar's 'lies' at UN
· Financial help from Rohingya refugee to vulnerable Rakhinest
· The Trump-Biden debate was full of controversy
· Various comments after the first indomitable debate
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: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Coronavirus Changes South Korean’s Thanksgiving Traditions.
Summary: The coronavirus forced 84-year-old Chung Seong-ran to do something new to celebrate South Korea’s Thanksgiving holiday. This year, her daughter will not come to visit her during the holiday, which is called Chuseok. Instead, Chung sent a video message to her daughter for the first time in her life. “Please, always wear masks and be vigilant! Mommy is eating well and doing fine at home. I only worry about you. I love you,” Chung said in the 15-second video. The Chuseok autumn holiday begins September 30. This year, many South Koreans are observing it differently than in past years.
Usually, millions of people travel to visit their hometowns. But health officials have for weeks urged people not to travel during the three-day holiday. A rise in Covid 19 cases in the Seoul area in mid-August and September forced officials to strengthen social distancing and other measures. The 38 new cases reported Tuesday were South Korea’s lowest daily increase in about 50 days.
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:34 minutes
Topic: Cash Assistance Program to Rohingya Foster Caregiver.
Translation Summary: Mr. Rahgir Mahmud (30) is working on Rohingya Child Protection Program as a Social Workerof Bangladesh “Ministry of social Welfare’s Department of Social Service”. Now he is working in Camp # 1E & 1W, Kutupalong, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. Mr. Rahgir said to the VOA that the Department of Social Service of the Ministry of Social Welfare of Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh is conducting protection of helpless Rohingya children with the funding of UNICEF. Through this program, cash assistance is being provided to Foster Caregiver of 6 categories of helpless children:
1) That child whose parents are both dead.
2) That child whose father has died and whose mother is married elsewhere.
3) Children whose parents have died or are missing, Children have no idea about parents
and some siblings live together, that family.
4) A child who cannot live without others help.
5) A family whose parents are disabled do not have an earning member in the family.
6) That family of child or his parents affected by the chronic disease.
The main purpose of providing financial support to the child's guardian is to provide inspiration. From which the guardian will spend for the needs of himself and the child. So that others are also interested in raising such helpless children.
Voice of America spoke to Mrs Hamida Begum (50) and Mrs Jainab Begum (41) from Kutualong Camp , guardians of children who fall under the above categories and welcome these efforts of Bangladesh government.
They both are very happy because this cash assistance helps a lot in meeting the needs of orphans.
Duration: 4:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz