Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, October 20, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 10202020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· The Netherlands wants justice for the Myanmar government's atrocities against the Rohingya
· Myanmar: End Crackdown on Human Rights Defenders, Free Political Prisoners
· Early voting begins in Florida, with Trump-Biden campaigning harder in more states
· Indications that the president will exercise restraint during the final 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: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Venezuelans Once Again Fleeing as Troubles Increase.
Summary: Eleazar Hernández slept on the side of a road in the light rain as the weather turned cold. The 23-year-old Venezuelan was trying to get to the Colombian city of Medellin with his wife. She is seven months pregnant.
They had no money for transportation by the time they reached the small town of Pamplona, about 480 kilometers away from Medellin. Hernández hoped to get a ride on the back of a truck to cross the Paramo de Berlin, an area high in the mountains.
“My wife can barely walk,” said Hernández. “We need transport to get us out of here,” he added. The Associated Press (AP) reports the two spent four days sleeping on Pamplona’s sidewalks.
Venezuelans are again fleeing their nation’s economic and humanitarian disaster.
The disease COVID-19 and measures to slow its spread halted one of the world’s biggest migration movements. Venezuelans are going to Colombia to escape an economy where many people earn less than two dollars a month.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:28 minutes
Topic: A forcibly displaced Rohingya urges to the relevant authorities for the fastest the process of repatriation. Facility should be increased if it delays.
Translation summary: 39 years old Azim Ullah, a Rohingya lives in kutupalong camp 3. He sees very slow progress of their repatriation process. He don’t know when they might return to their homeland. Staying in a hilly land under the shelter and limited facilities making them weak and stressed. But also mentioned that the facility must increase if their process delays. He said,” Education is the most important area that government should focus for Rohingya children and youths. Besides other facilities like health is also a great concern. Moreover, condition of living and good shelters should be increased. But whatever it is our main intention is to get to our homeland as soon as possible”.
English Learning Lessen (about where are you from)
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz