Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Thursday, December 17, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 12172020 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, December 17, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 7 minutes
· IOM and Doctors Worldwide Conclude 9-Month Training for Medical Practitioners in Cox’s Bazar
· National Committee on Rohingya Management, Law Enforcement and Repatriation
· Commission redistributes nearly £200,000 to Rohingya refugees as two trustees are disqualified
· Phone conversation between Joe Biden and Mitch McNeil
· Exclusive-WHO vaccine scheme risks failure, leaving poor countries with no COVID shots until 2024
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report: VOA News
Reporter: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 5:18 minutes
Topic: ''Is much more difficult for a widow'' Living in a refugee camp.
Translation Summary: Mrs. Arafa Khatun (28) is lives in Lambashiya, Kutupalong of Rohingya camp # 1E, Block # G. She was a resident of Township Mijjali Para, Maungdaw, Myanmar. She came to Bangladesh on 25 October 2017 due to persecution by the Myanmar Army. Mrs. Arafa said the VOA; her husband died in the 2017 Myanmar genocides, she fled to Bangladesh with her three children and took refuge in the Kutupalong camp. The older boy is 11 years old; the boy is suffering from liver disease. She is unable to afford the medical expenses because there is no one to earn money in her family and can’t give kids good food. She sells some rations to cover her living expenses. She also says, treatment for this disease requires a lot of money and she doesn't get major cash help from anywhere, so she is always worried about how to survive with her children.
Reporter: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:18 minutes
Topic: Are Rohingyas still living in peace at Cox’s bazar refugee camp?
Translation Summary: A forcibly displaced Rohingya, unwilling to inform his identity told VOA about the current situations of the camp where he mentioned that some unexpected incident created conflicts almost 3 months ago causing the death of 8 people and injury to many. Now with the decision of Bangladesh Government authority for deployment of law enforcement authority, the situation is better. . He said,” Now situation is normal in the daytime. We still fear going out at nighttime though there are enough streetlights there. People can roam around and do shopping and others at daytime. Police and army always visit place to place that helps more for the people to feel safe. I personally left my place when there was clash out of fear. This problem should be stopped, and Bangladesh government can make a proper way for it”.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz