Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Wednesday, October 21, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 10212020 1130 UTC
Today: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Arakan Rohingya Union Narrative Report to OIC
· Ahead of Donor Conference, Secretary Pompeo Must Call Myanmar’s Crimes against the Rohingya Genocide
· Debate commission says it will mute Trump, Biden while opponent talks
· Washington to host talks on Nagorno-Karabakh, warring sides say
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Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 5:24 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: U.S approves first treatment for Ebola virus
Source: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/us-approves-first-treatment-for-ebola-virus/5622854.html Summary: The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the world’s first treatment for the deadly Ebola virus.
The treatment, Inmazeb, is a combination of three genetically engineered antibodies. The company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals developed it to treat both young and old patients with the virus version called Zaire Ebola. It is the deadliest kind of Ebola known to infect humans. Zaire Ebola usually kills 60 to 90 percent of patients.
FDA officials announced the approval of Inmazeb on Wednesday.
Regeneron’s drug was one of four tested during a Zaire Ebola outbreak in Congo between 2018 to 2019. The outbreak killed almost 2,300 people.
Regeneron received support from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and international health agencies.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:23 minutes
Topic: A Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National (FDMN) Rohingya expresses Concern About Ration Providing Systems of World Food Program (WFP) to the Rohingya
Translation Summary: Mohammed Rafik said that he is from Pongdu-Parang of Buthidaung Township and lives Jamtoli Camp#15 of Balukhali, Ukhia-Cox’s Bazar. 55, years old Rafik said that Government of Bangladesh and its people have been providing them shelter and World Food Program (WFP) has been providing ration to the Rohingya that’s why he and the other Rohingya are very much grateful to WFP, Government of the Bangladesh and its people.Rafik said that they had the chance to choose food items to buy form 18-19 food items before the COVID-19 Pandemic that’s why they could feed their family according to their wish and didn’t need to suffer from foods though they have got ration worth Eight Hundred and Forty taka per head.
Now, World Food Program (WFP) has started providing less rice, rotten dry fish, rotten potatoes bringing in lesser food items. And also, WFP has included unnecessary food items such as biscuits and nutritious food which had been provided without any cost by others NGO/Agency before the lockdown of COVID-19 . Though Rohingya are getting Tk111.7 per head they do not have an access to better food. Finally, Rafik, said that the Rohingya of the camp would never forget contribution of WFP but they feel frustrated now. He and other Rohingya of the migrant camp want to request to the World Food Program (WFP) and others concern authority to provide them ration as they used to do before the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Duration: 4:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz