Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Thursday, October 29, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 10292020 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, October 29, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 7 minutes
· U.S. Embassy, Dhaka: Readout from U.S. Dept. of State - Under Secretary Hale talks with Burmese State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi
· ICC to hold hearing in Hague
· Red Cross says boat carrying aid attacked in Myanmar's Rakhine state
· Trump or Biden's big economic challenge: millions of struggling Americans
· Turkey to take legal, diplomatic steps against French caricature of Erdogan
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: 4:15 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Sanofi, GSK to supply vaccine dose to WHO-backed alliance. 3
Sources:https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2FreutersComService_2_MOLT%2FidUSKBN27D0KD Summary: PARIS (Reuters) - French drug maker Sanofi SASY.PA and Britain's GlaxoSmithKline GSK.L will supply 200 million doses of their COVID-19 candidate vaccine to a global inoculation scheme backed by the World Health Organization.
There is no internationally approved treatment against COVID-19, which has killed more than 1.16 million people, and the two companies’ vaccine is still undergoing phase 1 and 2 trials, from which first results are expected by late November or early December.
They said on Wednesday they had signed a statement of intent with vaccine alliance GAVI, which is coordinating the global scheme, known as COVAX.
COVAX, which aims to deliver 2 billion vaccine doses around the world by the end of 2021, has already sealed agreements this year with AstraZeneca AZN.L and Novavax NVAX.O.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:07 minutes
Topic: A Rohingya student seeks for educational facilities in the Cox’s Bazar Rohingya Refugee Camp until their successful repatriation process to Arakan, Burma.
Translation Summary: Ziaur Rahman said that he was the student of class nine of Buthidaung Government High School (BGHS) of Buthidaung township of Arakan, Burma. 19-years old Ziaur said that he had a hope to be a doctor, but he couldn’t continue his study in Arakan and needed to flee to Cox’s Bazar Rohingya Refugee camp during the clear operation or military crackdown of 2017. Ziaur said that now, he has been living with his parents at Kutupalong Rohingya Refugee Migrants Camp No.07 where he is trying to continue his study hoping to get support and to fulfil his goal is to be a doctor in his life.
According the UN there are about 55% children to study and the Ziaur said that the educational facility from level 01 to level 04 are being facilitated for the 6 to 14 years old but not for the students who studied at primary, secondary and high school like him that is why the illiterate persons in the migrants’ camp are increasing and clashes are increasing too. Besides, Ziaur said that though they have been under prevention by the Government of Burma they (Rohingya) had the facilities of living in a weight area, doing business, educational facility, doing vegetable gardening and others in Arakan, Burma as Arakan is their motherland. Ziaur also said that Bangladesh is not their motherland and they have been living here as migrants or refugee without having the facility of study, movement, business and others that’s why Rohingya are quarrelling, doing clash and family feud often occurs due to poverty and lack of opportunity in the migrant camp.
Ziaur said they have been passing more than three years’ as refugees here in-migrant camp of Cox’s Bazar but they can’t see the possibility of repatriation that’s why he think