Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, January 05, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 01052021 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, January 05, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Undocumented people arrested in Chaungtha Sea (Rohingyas from Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar)
· Jammu Police hand over Rohingya man to Myanmar
· U.S. Extends Message of Felicitation for Myanmar Independence Day
· President Trump's pressure to win the vote, the audio of the phone conversation leaked
· A month for Rohingyas in Bhasanchar
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: 5:55 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Life as a displaced person experiencing advantages and disadvantages in kutupalong camp- says a displaced Rohingya.
Summary: Foreign minister of Bangladesh Dr A K Abdul Momen said, an official letter has been sent to Myanmar to repatriate Rohingyas. Foreign minister said this while addressing a press briefing on Sunday January 3rd. Rohingyas are eagerly waiting to return to their homeland with all rights as a citizen.
Mohammad Shafik is one of the forcibly displaced Rohingya who left his homeland more than 3 years ago and took shelter in Bangladesh with his family. They have been facing advantages and disadvantages throughout these years of camp life. He said, “The advantages are we were able to save our lives taking shelter in Bangladesh. Government of Bangladesh gave us temporary primary education facilities which is helpful for our children”.
There are also disadvantages in the camp life. He said,“Though government gave us the primary schooling facility but that’s not enough to build future life since our repatriation is uncertain. Our request to the authority is to consider our issue as the immediate priority and our only expectation is to return to our homeland with all rights including citizenship”.
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:24 minutes
Topic: Glad to get the shelter repaired and renovated.
Translation summary: Md. Hezbollah (27) is a Community Worker (Shelter) of Danish Refugee Council (DRC), who lives in Camp # 05, Block # B1of Kutupalong, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. He was a resident of Maungdaw, Myanmar. He has 8 members in his family , shelter construction equipment is provided and if there are more than 8 members then two shelter construction tools are being provided. He said if a shelter is fully damaged then new shelter construction equipment is provided and if it is less damaged then the shelter is repaired.
Mr. Mohammad Rafiq (35) lives in Camp # 12, Block # G1of Thaingkhali-2, Thaingkhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. He had been living in a broken house with great difficulty since his house was destroyed last year. He has already got all the tools to make a new shelter and with that equipment he has built the shelter much stronger than before. Moreover, he is very happy because the current shelters are much safer and more durable than the previous shelters.
English Learning Lessen (about pronunciation)
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz