Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Thursday, January 14, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 01142021 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, January 14, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 7 minutes
· Large fire breaks out at Cox’s Bazar refugee camp destroys over 500 shelters.
· Rohingyas going to Saudi Arabia from Bangladesh will get passports: Foreign Minister
· Rohingya Repatriation: Bangladesh-Myanmar-China tripartite talks Jan 19
· Identify participants in the Capitol attack
· President Trump has been indicted for the second time
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report: VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:13 minutes
Topic: Rohingya Abdul Karim Talked About BRAC’s WASH Program Services in Rohingya Migrants Camp
Translation Summary: Abdul Karim (43) resident of camp 1W said that he attends regular WASH program meeting of Bangladesh Rural Advance Committee (BRAC) in the camp. Karim said that BRAC holds meeting with 10-15 Rohingya twice monthly in the camp. BRAC always advises the Rohingya to stay neat and clean, to drink safe water, to eat fresh foods, and wash hands with soaps after using toilets and we, the Rohingya follow that’s why we are not affected by diseases said Karim. Karim said again that about 100-120 families live in a block but there is only one water tap, 15-20 toilet and 10-15 wash room are facilitated for them which is very much insufficient. So, the Rohingya living in the congested migrants face problems while taking bath, drinking water, using wash room as well as using toilets. At the end, Karim says he hopes that if there is adequate water supply, latrines, wash rooms then Rohingya can have a healthy life in the Rohingya migrants'' camp.
Reporter: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:10 minutes
Topic: Children are getting healthy and strong with nutritious food from the nutrition center.
Translation Summary: Mr. Hafizullah (25) is a Community Nutrition Volunteer of Social Assistance and Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV); he lives in Camp # 5, Block # B of Kutupalong, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. He told VOA; the nutrition centers mainly serve children under 6 months to 10 years old. There is a standard measure of the child's age, height, etc. If there is less measurement according to the age of the child, then it provides nutritious food to the child. Moreover, the nutrition centers also provide services to pregnant women. For example, from the beginning of pregnancy until the baby is 6 months old, the mother is given nutritious food (semolina).
Md. Hezbollah (27), who lives Camp # 05, Block # B of Kutupalong, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. informed the VOA that the children in the camps often get sick because they are often densely populated and the environment is unhygienic, which makes them vulnerable all the time. But the NGOs have opened nutrition centers in the camps thinking about the health of the children. The children are getting healthy and strong with nutritious food from the nutrition center. He added that Rohingyas are benefiting from the nutrition center.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz