Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Wednesday, January 06, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 01062021 1130 UTC
Today: Wednesday, January 06, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
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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: 6:00 minutes
Topic: Great helplessness of the family with the mentally handicapped daughter.
Translation Summary: Amena Khatun (52) who lives in Camp # 01, Block # E1 of Kutupalong, Lambashiya, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, told VOA there is no earning member in her family. Her husband is suffering from various diseases including diabetes and is unable to do any work. They are somehow spending the day getting rations from NGOs. She has a suitable daughter for marriage. Moreover, she has more problems with her 25 years mentally handicapped daughter, her daughter is by born disabled. She was treated while in Myanmar. Even after coming to Bangladesh, doctors have seen her in the hospitals of the camp, but no-good results have been found. She also said that she is always worried about her family and daughter. So, she asked for help and blessings for her daughter from everyone.
Report: VOA News (2)
Reporter: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:23 minutes
Topic: Rohingya Refugees Facing Winter Sickness Crisis in Bangladesh Rohingya Migrants' Camp
Translation Summary: “As winter getting on the refugee in the camp, we have noticed an increase of pneumonia and diarrhea patients and children are the most vulnerable of these cases,” Dr. Abdul Matin, civil surgeon in Cox’s Bazar told Arab News. “We are alert to provide the best treatment to the Rohingya refugee.
Mohammed Zubair, secretary of camp based Rohingya organization Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) said that Rohingya refugee have been living under the tarpaulin shelter and on the soil where there are no windows at their shelters. The cold weather is currently gripping the country and it has increased the suffering for tens of thousands of ethnic minority Rohingya people trapped in camp at cox’s Bazar, with children and elderly are the worst affected said Zubair.
Zubair also said that most of the Rohingya family members are increasing and growing up day by day but the NGO/ Agency are not providing sufficient healthy food, clothes and mosquito nets to the Rohingya. Zuabir said that there is no better treatment for the Rohingya in the camp that’s why Rohingya are suffering from different diseases such as skin diseases, diarrhea, pneumonias and others.
At the End, Zubair said that his son Anuwar sha (20) who has drunk acids mistakenly and his daughters Mukaddasa who's heart failed were taken for treatment from outside the camp by himself for not getting better treatment in different clinics/health centers of the different NGO/Agency such as IOM, BRAC,.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz