Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, December 08, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 12082020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, December 08, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Rohingyas are settling in their shelter in Bhashan Char Island
· Transfer of Rohingya refugees to Bay of Bengal island ‘must be voluntary’: UN refugee agency
· Engel and Markey on Bangladesh to restore telecommunications for Rohingya Refugee Camps, Halt Relocations to Remote Island
· US preparing new sanctions on Chinese officials over Hong Kong crackdown
· Covid: Most of California under strict new lockdown as cases surge
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: 6:51 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Rohingyas Urge to Have the Facilities of Doing Work and Small Business.
Summary: Abdul Hafez (40) said that he used to do fishery at his village tract Mangla Abborza Para of Arakan, Myanmar and Abu Taleb (62) said that he used to do pharmacy at his village tract Keraci of Tom Bazar of Arakan Myanmar. Both Hafez and Taleb live with their family at Block D of Jamtoli Camp#15. Also, they did separates small tea shop since their coming to Cox’s Bazar Rohingya migrant camp and could maintain their family expenditure selling tea, coffee, bread and others.
Both Hafez and Taleb also said that World Food Program(WFP) is helping them with food items but they are insufficient. Also, none of the NGO/Agency are helping them for clothing that’s why they did small tea shops to maintain their daily family expenditure to buy fish, meat and cloths and other things for their family members but their shops are being destroyed and they are not allowed to do continuously by the Camp-In-Charge and the police that’s why they are facing difficulties to maintain their family expenditure and feeling tension regarding it.
Nurul Amin said that he is from Pongdu Parang village tract of Naya Para of Arakan, Myanmar and now lives with his family at Block-C of Jamtoli Camp#15. 30-years old Amin said he used to work in farms for his family expenditure and able to maintain in Arakan, Myanmar. Later used to work in the Rohingya migrant camp for his family expenditure, but he can’t go for work due to lockdown of COVID-19 Pandemic that’s why he is doing a grocery shop where he sells biscuits, eggs, fruits, vegetables and others. Besides, Amin said if he can sell in his shop then he gets benefits about 200-400 takas per day and can buy meat, fish and others for his family, but he can’t do his small shop due to resection of Camp-In-Charge of Jamtoli Rohingya migrant camp. So, they want to urge to provides facilities of doing works and small business as well hoping to be easy to maintain their family expenditure said Hafez, Taleb and Amin.
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:15 minutes
Topic: Cox's Bazar refugees think that Rohingyas have gone to Bhasan Char in the hope of enjoying various benefits by looking at pictures and videos of Bhasan Char.
Translation summary: Mr. Mohammad Rafiq (35) is living Camp # 12, Block # G1, Thaingkhali-2, Thaingkhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. He told theVOA; the Rohingyas have gone to Bhasanchar to get the school-madrasa facilities for children, sports facilities, open spaces, hospital facilities, electricity facilities, employment and much more. He said that as far as he knew, the Rohingyas were not forced to go to Bhasanchar, they went to Bhasanchar voluntarily. However, he thinks it would have been better to send the Rohingyas back to their homeland instead of Bhasanchar.
Mohammad Noor Alam (Maulavi) (58) is living Camp # 09, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. He said the VOA; Rohingyas have a hard time l