Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, December 29, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 12292020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· 1804 Rohingyas are going to Bhasanchar in the second phase
· Distribution of food items at Badshah Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center in Cox's Bazar
· U.S. bolsters support for Taiwan and Tibet, angering China
· Joe Biden has accused the government of obstructing the transfer of power
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: 6:06 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: RYA Held Blood Diagnosis Program to Save Life of Pregnant Women, Blood Needy Patients in Migrant Camp
Summary: Mohammed Faisal Khan said that he is a member of camp based Rohingya Youth Association (RYA) and lives at Jamtoli, camp#15 with his parents. 21-years old Khan said that there is no blood donation group and most of Rohingya people do not know about their blood group that’s why many pregnant Rohingya ladies and others who need blood face difficulties.
So, RYA has held first and free blood diagnosis program collecting money from the RYA’s member to letting the people about blood group, encouraging and counseling people about the importance of blood donation and then collecting list of people who are interested to donate blood. Finally, Khan said that Rohingya Youth Association-RYA will continue their blood digonesis program until getting enough blood donators is only to save the life of Rohingya pregnancy women, others blood need peoples and hopes RYA can do it in the Rohingya migrants' camp.
Hafez Mohammed Nurullah, resident of camp#18 said that the blood diagnosis program that held by RYA in the migrant camp make the people understand about the important of blood donation, helps to know blood group and manage the blood in the easiest way in the camp.
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:48 minutes
Topic: Repatriation is more urgent and better than relocation the reaction of the rest of the Rohingyas in the camp.
Translation summary: U Kyaw Myint (50) is lives in Camp # 09, Block # 15, Balukhali-1, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. He was a resident of Maungdaw, Myanmar. He said a group of about 1000 people from different camps left Ukhia transit camp for Bhasanchar in the second phase. The Bangladesh government had decided to relocate the Rohingyas to Bhasanchar due to problems in the refugee camps difficulty in movement and lack of employment and said no one would be forced. We have not seen anyone being forcibly taken yet. But he thinks it would be better to arrange repatriation to his own country than Bhasan Char.
Mr. Saidul Alam (28) from Camp # 05, Block # 8, Kutupalong, Lambashiya, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. He was a resident of Lambaguna, Maungdaw Township, Myanmar. He said on December 28, the second group started their journey to Bhasanchar. No Rohingya from the camp were being forcibly relocated to Bhasanchar. He thinks that the rest of the Rohingyas in the camp are also interested in going to Bhasanchar, influenced by the narratives of the Rohingyas who went to Bhasanchar in the first stage. Moreover, Rohingyas are showing interest in moving to Bhasanchar in the hope of a better life. He , however, does not want to go to Bhasanchar. He wants to return to his motherland to his relatives.
English Learning Lessen (about health)
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz