Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, December 22, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 12222020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Bangladesh suspends activities of New York-based IRC in Rohingya camps
· Rohingyas getting livelihood in Bhasan char Island
· Rockets fired at U.S. embassy land inside Baghdad's Green Zone, damaging compound
· Saudi Arabia suspends all international passenger flights for a week
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: 7:18 minutes
Translator: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: When Will COVID-19 Vaccines Become Available in Asia?
Summary: Testing results have shown that experimental vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca are safe and effective in preventing coronavirus infection.
Countries, including Britain, Canada, the United States and the European Union, have approved or expected to approve these vaccines for emergency use.
In Asia, several countries have also started their own review process and signed agreements for a supply of the shots.
China’s government has already vaccinated a million people under emergency use with three different local vaccines. The experimental shots are developed by Sinovac Biotech and state-owned China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm).
The government does not have supply agreements with Western drug makers. But the drug-makers have partnered with private companies to supply the shots in China.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:33 minutes
Topic: As promised better facilities for the Rohingyas at Bhashanchar, a Rohingya shared how are they now.
Translation summary: A group of one thousand four hundred and forty-two Rohingya has relocated last December 4th to Bhashanchar hoping for the better facility then their place kutupalong refugee camp.
20-year-old Abdur Rahman said, “We are given warm clothes and blankets sufficiently and having a bed in the room in well-constructed housing which has protected us from cold during this winter season”. However, a Rohingya from kutupalong named Azim Ullah who is 39 years old expressed difficulties in living during this winter in the largest migrant camp.
Abdur Rahman said, “We faced difficulties when we were in kutupalong during winter as shelters were made of tarpaulin and bamboo which were not enough to protect us from cold. Living here at Bhashanchar is slightly better than kutupalong but we still are waiting for other facilities like earning, education and others. Hope to meet those facilities soon and Bangladesh government will focus on those”.
English Learning Lessen (about pronunciation)
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz