Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Wednesday, December 16, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 12162020 1130 UTC
Today: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Human Rights Watch Statement: Impacts of Covid-19 on Internally Displaced People in Myanmar
· ICC rejects call to investigate China over Uighur genocide claims, for now
· Bangladesh celebrates 50th Victory Day
· Oil tanker 'attacked by bomb-laden boat' in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia says
· Even after S-400 sanctions, U.S. hopes for resolution with Turkey
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Report: VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Idris Abdullah
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 5:55 minutes
Topic: Rohingya Celebrated Bengali Victory Day in Rohingya Migrant Camp
Translation Summary: Sayed Alam, resident of Camp#07 said that today is the victory day for the whole Bengali nation which came into being through the sacrifice of thousands of Bengali brothers and sisters during the liberation war of 1971. We celebrate 16thDecember, the victory day of Bengali nation to honor the martyrs of 1971 because, we, Rohingya have taken temporary shelters in Bangladesh said Alam. Alam also said that government of Bangladesh are continuously supporting the Rohingya so the Rohingya celebrate Bengali Victory 16thDecember 2020 to take lessons of getting victory and to honor, gratitude to the martyrs, government of Bangladesh and its peoples.
Mohammed Ilias, Secretary of camp base Rohingya organization (ARNU) said that the Rohingya became five-time Refugee to Bangladesh from Arakan, Myanmar after the independence of Bangladesh (1971) but the government of Bangladesh and its people never denied the Rohingya even they have been supporting the Rohingya after providing temporary shelters. So, both Alam and Ilias said that Bengali nations are accepted as a nice and merciful nations by the Rohingya and Rohingyas have the gratitude towards Bengali nation.
Mohammed Junaid, Communication and Coordination of camp base Rohingya Students Network (RSN) said that if the martyred Bengali brothers and sisters didn’t do liberation wars against Pakistani then people of Bangladesh would have never achieved independent Bangladesh from Pakistan. Besides, the Rohingya are provided shelters by the government of Bangladesh with kindness and sympathy that’s why the Rohingya are hoping to have continuous help for their durable solution of their problems.
Report: VOA News (2)
Reporter: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:13 minutes
Topic: The current situation of relocated Rohingyas in Bhasanchar.
Translation Summary: Mrs. Anwara Begum (35) is lives in Camp # Bhasanchar, Block # 7 of Char Eshwar, Hatia, Bhasanchar, Noakhali. She came to Bhasanchar from Katupalong camp on 4th December. The Bangladesh government brought them with great care. Initially they were given cooked food but later they are given rations, household items and winter clothes. She is fascinated by the environment of the Bhashan char, the open space, and the houses. She said she was very happy to get house and bed in Bhasanchar. She used to suffer a lot in small rooms in Kutupalong camp but now there is no such trouble in the houses in Bhasanchar. She said, there are enough playgrounds, schools and madrasas for the children. We got a lot more than we expected. So, we are very happy with the new life in Bhasanchar and we also want to bring our relatives to Bhasanchar from Cox’s Bazar camps.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz Engineer: N/A