Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Wednesday, December 30, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 12302020 1130 UTC
Today: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· 1,804 more Rohingyas relocated to Bhashan Char
· Rights Group: Relocating Rohingya Refugees is not the Solution
· It is the irresponsibility of this administration not to provide accurate information - Joe Biden
· Financial assistance increased from $600 to $2,000
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report: VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:22 minutes
Topic: Second batch of Rohingya successfully reached at Bhashan Char island.
Translation Summary: The second batch of Rohingya successfully reached Bhashan Char island on 29th December 2020. About one thousand eight hundred four Rohingya were in that group. They were listed from different camps of Cox’s bazar. They were taken to transit camp on 27th December and moved to Chittagong on the following day. A total number of 7 Navy ships were used to carry that group of people and their baggage and started journey at 9am on 29th December. They reached at Bhashan Char at 2 pm and all of them were taken to a warehouse where they got the instructions. A Rohingya unwilling to mention his name said,” This is a government decision. Some liked this decision, and some don’t. People who support this decision they are going to that island”.
Officials said that the door of relocation process is always open for Rohingya’s.
Report: VOA News (2)
Reporter: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:30 minutes
Topic: The second phase of Rohingyas reached Bhasanchar with enthusiasm and joy.
Translation Summary: Mr Azim (37) has arrived in Bhasanchar of Hatia, Noakhali from Camp # 9, Balukhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar and Mr. Abdul Amin (30) has arrived in Bhasanchar of Hatia, Noakhali. from Camp # 1, Lambashiya, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar . Both of them informed VOA Bangla over mobile phone that they arrived in Bhasanchar around noon on December 29. They think their moving to Bhasanchar will put an end to their miserable life. They added. “We are very happy with what we have seen in Bhasanchar in a few hours.
Amin said that he would advise the brothers and sisters left in the Cox's Bazar camp to move to Bhasanchar. He also thanked the Bangladesh government for making such a good arrangement for the Rohingyas.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz