Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Monday, October 12, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 10122020 1130 UTC
Today: Monday, October 12, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Rakhine protests in Dhaka against Myanmar 'massacre'
· China concerned over delay in repatriation of Rohingyas
· The Bangladesh-Myanmar border has become turbulent. Myanmar has deployed troops across the border.
· Israel would oppose any U.S. F-35 sale to Qatar, Israeli minister says
· Trump: ‘I Beat This Crazy, Horrible China Virus’
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: 5:25 minutes
Translator: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Vietnam’s Economic Hopes Fade as COVID-19 Takes Away Business.
Translation Summary: Vietnamese officials have lowered expectations for their country’s normally fast-growing economy in 2020. The officials noted that weakness in the international economy has reduced demand for exports and international travel.
Vietnam’s $260 billion economy has grown 6 percent or more each year since 2012 because of an increase in manufactured exports. Vietnamese officials say the economy will grow just 2 percent in 2020. That is down from an earlier target of 2.5 percent. The Asian Development Bank estimates that the economy will expand at a rate of just 1.8 percent this year.
Frederick Burke is a partner with the law office Baker McKenzie in Ho Chi Minh City. He told VOA, “The rule is that those light industrial goods are weak, the exports orders are down and there’s reports of a lot of unemployment in the factory sector in the [Vietnamese] provinces.”
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:18 minutes
Topic: Changes of food items monthly and decreased amount of certain food certainly can’t meet up monthly needs for Rohingyas during this pandemic.
Translation Summary: WFP (World Food Program) has been providing monthly food ration to the Rohingyas. Previously before pandemic the process of getting food was different than today during the pandemic. The amount of some food also decreased according to the Rohingyas which can’t meet their monthly food needs. 39 years old Azim Ullah is lives at Kutupalong camp. He mentioned,” Some items have been decreased in quantity and items of food have changed. Some necessary items are not in the new menu. WFP have to select food items which is most necessary for us”.
Sharifa Khanam is a Food Program Assistant of Moynarghona WFP center. She said,” Almost every month based on the survey of Rohingya needs and necessities, the food items changes. Besides pandemic brings new way of distribution to the beneficiary to protect from the virus.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz