Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Monday, November 16, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 11162020 1130 UTC
Today: Monday, November 16, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· US Senate Bill S.4659 - Rohingya Genocide Determination Act of 2020
· Root cause of crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine state must be addressed, says Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yasin in the ASEAN Summit
· Saudi Arabia, US sign Rohingya aid deal
· Trump briefly admits election defeat, clings to flailing legal strategy
· Spurred on by false claims of fraud, Trump supporters rally in Washington
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Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:22 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Working as volunteers in some NGO at kutupalong Rohingya camp, only few Rohingyas get chances but majority being unemployed.
Translation Summary: Due to extreme need only few Rohingyas are able to get job while majority remain unemployed. NGOs and INGOs recruits Rohingyas only when it is important. Volunteers mainly provide language support, geographical and psychological supports and also create networking between own communities and authorities. But the number of job is very minimum, said 23 years old Mohammad Shafik currently working in a project as a volunteer with BRAC. He is mainly focusing on the ground ‘Protection’ and visits door to door to collect data’s and provide information’s. He said,” I think only few Rohingyas are working for NGOs and INGOs among few hundred thousand. Payment is as same as a day labor like Tk.300 or $3.5 USD/ day. Maximum payment is not more than $80/ month, but it is not for every single month. It depends on the needs for project cause”. Shafik also mentioned about the young girls in the camp. “Mostly young girls work within home following the culture. But some educated Rohingya women and youths are seen working”.
Shafik on behalf of Rohingya educated youths urges relevant authorities to increase the number of vacancies for Rohingya volunteer so that educated Rohingya won’t be frustrated”.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:50 minutes
Topic: Reaction of the Rohingya Student and Youth Regarding Wining of National League for Democracy (NLD) in Myanmar General Election of 2020.
Translation Summary: Sayed Ullah said that he lives at Jamtoli camp# 15 of Balukhali Rohingya Refugee Migrant Camp. 18-years old Ullah said that though he is very sad for not seeing any Rohingya participating in the General Election of Myanmar of 2020 . he is glad that NLD won in the Myanmar General Election because, Aung San Suu Kyi will try to solve the Rohingya crisis as she is the daughter of Nation’s father General Aung San. Besides, Ullah also said that Suu Kyi had her position but not power as she was under the USDP government during 2015 to 2020 but he expects she will do something for the Rohingyas.
Aung Mying said that he lives at camp#07 of Kutupalong Rohingya Refugee Migrant Camp. 24-years old Mying said that the daughter of National Father, General Aung San Suu Kyi failed to allow the ethnic Rohingya participate in the General Election of 2015 and 2020 due to discrimination law of Myanmar government. So, Mying said electing of NLD in the Myanmar General Election 2020 is the best chance for the ethnic minority Rohingya and other citizen of Myanmar to ensure their rights. Myaing said that he hopes the NLD, Suu Kyi government will try to solve the crisis and problem of ethnic minority of Myanmar along with the Rohingya with the cooperation of the Government of Bangladesh, America and the International Community.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed