Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Wednesday, January 13, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 01132021 1130 UTC
Today: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Bangladesh gave another list of 230,000 Rohingyas to Myanmar
· Bangladesh has decided to import rice from Myanmar at the government level
· Myanmar will get free Chinese corona vaccine
· Trump: Democrats' impeachment attempt "completely ridiculous"
· Trump has declared a state of emergency in Washington for Biden
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Report: VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 5:27 minutes
Topic: Study: Pfizer vaccine appears effective against COVID-19 variants.
Translation Summary: A new study suggests that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is effective against new forms of the coronavirus discovered in Britain and South Africa.
Researchers say they collected blood from 20 people who received the vaccine, developed by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech. Antibodies from those individuals were found to work against the coronavirus in laboratory experiments.
The study looked at a change in the so-called “spike” protein that permits the virus to infect human cells. Both new coronavirus variants share the change.
Pfizer and scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch carried out the new research. Information about the study was recently published online. But outside experts have not yet examined the findings.
The research is limited because it did not examine the full set of mutations in either form of the new variants. However, University of Pennsylvania virus expert Dr. Frederic Bushman told The Associated Press it is likely the new vaccines will work just as well on the virus variants.
Report: VOA News (2)
Reporter: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:47 minutes
Topic: Rohingya Urge International Community to Ensure Online, Homebased Formal Educational Facility for Rohingya Children During COVD-19 Pandemic
Translation Summary: Jakir Hussain (42) resident of camp 1W said that there are so many learning centers which are run by different NGO/Agencies to teach under 14 children are now closed. Myanmar Curriculum Pilot Project (MCP) which was supposed to run to teach the students of class 06 to class 09 by UNCEF is not implemented due to COVID-19 pandemic despite survey and resumes are collected from educated Rohingya. So, every parent of Rohingya children is in tension very much about education facility of their children who were studying at primary, secondary and high school in Myanmar and the children who were studying under different NGO/Agency in the Rohingya migrants camp.
Mohammed Ilias, secretary of Arakan Rohingya National Union (ARNU) said that we were under genocidal action of Myanmar government in Myanmar that’s why our children could not study as much as they wanted and needed . Moreover our children are deprived from formal educational facility in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camp since coming from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Ilias also said, he hopes that if the Rohingya children get the facility to study online or offline than they can achieve freedom in their life otherwise their life and the life of their children will be destroyed and the Rohingya generation will lose everything in future. Finally, Both Jakir and Ilias said that they don’t want to lose their generation, want to repatriate to their ancestral mother land bringing freedom, peace, restoring their all rights in their life that is why they want to request international community to ensure formal educational facility for Rohingya children either online, homebased or in any other way during the COVID-19 pandemic