Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, November 03, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 11032020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, November 03, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Today is November 3, Presidential Election Day in the United States
· Rohingya refugees are being ignored
· CFISS webinar on Bangladesh, world’s responses to Rohingya genocide
· Turkey continues rescue work after earthquake death toll hits 91
· Gunmen attack Kabul University, killing 22
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: 5:53 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: In the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine, children are left behind
Summary: The hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for children is only just beginning and that has made some American pediatricians worried. Those doctors are concerned they may not know if any vaccine works for young children in time for the next school year.
Older adults may be most at risk from the coronavirus but ending the COVID-19 pandemic will require vaccinating children, too. Last week, drug maker Pfizer received permission to test its vaccine on U.S. children as young as 12 years old. It is one of only a few tests around the world to consider if any of the experimental vaccines made for adults also can protect children.
“I just figured the more people they have to do tests on, the quicker they can put out a vaccine and people will be safe and healthy,” said 16-year-old Katelyn Evans. She became the first teenager to get an injection in the Pfizer study at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Ohio.
Vaccines cannot be given to youngsters unless they have been tested in their age group. This is a big problem for efforts to reopen schools and restart other activities.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:53 minutes
Topic: Rohingya Volunteer Teacher of Save the Children International (SCI) and the Camp Base Rohingya Organization Arakan Rohingya National Union (ARNU) Urges for Ensuring Educational Facility for Every Rohingya Children in the Cox’s Bazar Migrant Camp.
Translation summary: Mohammed Shalam said that he was form Mingazi village tract of Buthidaung township and taught at Government Primary School of Mingazy village as a World Food Program Assistant Teacher (WAT) before leaving his ancestral mother land Arakan, Myanmar. 47- years old Shalam said that he lives with his family at Balukhali Camp No. 8E
where he has been teaching the Rohingya children as a Rohingya volunteer teacher under the auspices of Save the Children International (SCI).
Shalam said the lockdown of COVID-19 pandemic has passed almost 8 months and we have been doing follow-up classes with every learner and teaching them through forming group with 3-4 students and maintaining the social distance, wearing mask etc. but more than 75% learners are inattentive to do their lessons said Shalam. Also, Shalam said that the NGO/Agency’s Rohingya volunteer teachers as well he is not able to do class perfectly without any materials and is not ale to keep in touch with every learner regularly.
Another teacher Mohammed Ilias , a Secretary of the Rohingya camp base organization “Arakan Rohingya National Union said that due to the lockdown of COVID-19 pandemic Rohingya students have been deprived of educational facilities because the learning centers of the NGO/Agency in the Rohingya migrant camp of Cox’s Bazar are closed since COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
Besides, Ilias said that they he is very much grateful to the government Bangladesh, its people, International Commu