Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Monday, November 30, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 11302020 1130 UTC
Today: Monday, November 30, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Fundraising in OIC foreign ministerial meeting for Gambia who leading legal battle against Myanmar in UN court over Rohingya abuse
· Switzerland to support Bangladesh with Rohingya
· Iran's leader promises retaliation for nuclear scientist's killing
· Afghanistan car bombing kills at least 30 security force personnel
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: 6:30 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Required for International Travelers
Translation Summary: Airline companies say COVID-19 vaccines may become a requirement for international travelers.
The requirement could help air carriers increase international travel after worldwide slowdowns caused by the coronavirus crisis. Promising news about vaccine development has given airlines and nations hope that they may soon be able to restart suspended flights. But some countries, especially in Asia and the Pacific, do not want their hard-fought gains against the virus to disappear.
Alan Joyce is head of Australia’s largest airline, Qantas. He said that once a COVID-19 vaccine is widely available, his carrier will likely require passengers to use it before they leave or land in Australia. Joyce said he has been talking to officials at other airlines around the world about the possibility of creating a “vaccination passport” for international travelers.
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:09 minutes
Topic: Dominance of the host community, the Rohingyas are being forced to change their shelters.
Translation Summary: Mr. Mohammed Hashem (25) is living Camp # 12, Block # G-1, Balukhali-2, Thaingkhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. He was a resident of Lambaguna, Maungdaw Township, Myanmar. He came to Bangladesh in 2017 following genocide of Myanmar government. Mr. Hashem said to the VOA; that after he came to Bangladesh in 2017 he built a shelter for 12 members of his family by giving some money to the host community of Camp No #12. Per month 3000 TK as rent and some part of each item of ration had to be given to the landlord. Last two months the landowner was putting pressure on them to leave, so they moved to another place. Hashem added that, new landowner had to be paid Tk 2,500. They had to endure a lot of hardships to raise money. He said that while constructing the new shelter, he received only some bamboos, bricks & two tarpaulins from the NGO which was not enough for them. So, they are currently in a lot of indebted.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz