Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Thursday, October 08, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 10082020 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, October 08, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 7 minutes
· Rohingya miscreants set fire to the registered refugee camp at Kutupalong in Ukhia, Bangladesh.
· The situation is under control after clashes in the Kutupalong refugee camp
· Election 2020: The Vice-Presidential Debate
· Pentagon Risk Grows as Marine Corps' No. 2 Officer Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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: 4:52 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: WHO: Number of coronavirus cases may be much higher than reported.
Summary: A World Health Organization (WHO) official says its “best estimates” show that the new coronavirus may have infected about one in 10 people worldwide.
Michael Ryan is a doctor and the head of emergencies at the United Nations’ health agency. He was speaking on Monday at a special meeting of the agency’s executive board dealing with COVID-19. The group’s 34 member countries provide much of the money used to pay for WHO operations. Dr. Ryan told the meeting the infection rates vary from cities to rural areas, and between different groups. And he said the new estimate means “the vast majority of the world remains at risk.” “Our current best estimates tell us that about 10 percent of the global population may have been infected by this virus,” he said.
Ryan added that the worldwide spread of COVID-19 would continue to develop. He said that tools exist to suppress the spread of the virus and added, “…many more lives can be protected.”
Also attending the meeting was WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. He led a moment of silence to honor victims of COVID-19. He also expressed his support for the health workers who have worked to save lives. Ryan noted that Southeast Asia faced a rise in coronavirus cases. He also said that Europe and the eastern Mediterranean area are seeing an increase in deaths. The situations in Africa and the Western Pacific were “rather more positive,” he added. The new WHO estimate would mean that more than 760 million people have already been infected, based on the current world population.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:34 minutes
Topic: A Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National (FDMN) Rohingya, Moolana Neyamot Ullah Concern for not Getting Food with SIM Card and Delays in getting Gas for Cooking.
Translation Summary: Moolana Neyamot Ullah said that they are
are deprived of receiving ration with SIM Card though they have been provided with SIM Card by World Food Program(WFP) before 2-years. The families of the other sub-block of Camp-8W are getting per head 13-14 KG rice, oils, garlic, onions and others that is why they did not suffer as well but the families that are still getting with WFP provided tokens are getting only rice, lentils and oils which are not enough for them that is why they are suffering very much and just surviving in this lockdown of COVID-19 where they have no chance to earn for their family Maintenance said Neyamot.
Neyamot added said that they were capable of collecting wood, leaf etc. to cook foods and curry before the COVID-19 but now because of the lockdown thy cannot go out , sometimes thy eat half-cooked meal and suffer from stomach diseases. Neyamot and other Rohingya of the migrants’ camp think that providing Ration with SIM Card and gas in time will be better in this COVID-19 .
Duration: 4:00 minutes