Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Monday, October 19, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 10192020 1130 UTC
Today: Monday, October 19, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
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· India to provide first submarine to Myanmar’s navy
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· Armenia and Azerbaijan truce breaks down within hours
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Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:48 minutes
Translator: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: NGOs are raising health awareness through sessions and counseling by the Rohingya community volunteers.
Translation Summary: Mr. Mohammed Idris (22) is a Community Volunteer of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS); he lives in Camp # 12, Block # G-8, Balukhali-2, Thaingkhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. He was a resident of Keyaripara, North Maungdaw Township, Myanmar. He came to Bangladesh on 2017 due to torture by the Myanmar Government. Mr. Idris told to the VOA; he counsels patients with asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure and hypotension as a community volunteer on behalf of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society. He said he is going through a lot of hardships to conduct health awareness sessions with the people of the Rohingya community, because the Rohingyas are mostly uneducated and it is very difficult to gather them for the session. However, day by day they are changing a lot, and many have become aware.
Mrs. Zulekha (single name) is 51 years old. She currently lives in Rohingya camp # 12, Block # G-1, Balukhali-2, Thaingkhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. Zulekha said to the VOA; she went to the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society Hospital because she felt sick and was diagnosed with high blood pressure after some checkup there and after taking treatment from there, she is feeling better now. She added that Rohingyas were afraid to go to the hospital for treatment but as a result of the counseling of volunteers, Rohingyas have now become health conscious. And now more Rohingyas go to hospital than ever before.
Report: (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 8:00 minutes
Topic: Reaction of the Chairman, Muhib Ullah of a Camp Base Rohingya Organization Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) about the commitment that US to Help for Rohingya Repatriation in Myanmar.
Translation Summary: Muhib Ullah, Chairman of Cox’s Bazar, Migrants camp base Rohingya organization namely Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) said that the Rohingya have been living in the Cox’s Bazar migrants’ camp hoping to return with their fully citizenship rights, human rights and others rights but their repatriation process has not developed though Bangladesh government is trying to repatriate the Rohingya.
Ullah said that he is very thankful to Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina on her call to the international community, including the US, to help Bangladesh to rehabilitate Rohingya in their homeland of Myanmar.
Besides, Ullah said that he is also grateful to the US secretary of state Stephen E Biegun for stating that US wants a permanent solution to the protracted Rohingya crisis. So, Ullah said that they Rohingya are very much pleased and 100% agree to PM Sheikh Hasina and Stephen E Biegun upon their initiative to repatriate the Rohingya. The United State has sought an equal role from Myanmar’s all neighbors with ‘bold and unified voice’ which can get the Rohingya confidence back to return to their homeland Arakan, Myanmar without fear and further deportation is also good successive news for the Rohingya said Ullah.
But, Ullah said that it is known well to the International