Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, January 19, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 01192021 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Rohingya Repatriation: Dhaka wants global community’s presence
· Canadian Embassy to Dhaka on Press briefing 1 million $US dollar donation for the fire Victim family and homeless 100,00 People in Cox’s Bazar Nayapara refugee camp.
· Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal will visit to Bhasan Char Island and Cox's Bazar Rohingya camps
· Security is tight ahead of Biden's inauguration
· Kamala Harris has officially resigned as senator
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: 6:35 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Rohingyas have Urged to Ensure Adequate WASH Facilities in Rohingya Migrants Camp
Summary: Mohammed Solim said he lives with his family at Kutupalong migrants camp # 07. 39-years old, Solim said that there are about 40,000 people and about 8000 families in their
camp but there is no adequate water, sanitation and hygiene facilities for them. Also, there is not enough latrines, washrooms etc. and whatever they have are dirty and damaged. Despite, the complaints NGOs, can do nothing because of lack of enough space.
Mohammed Kaisar said that he works as a volunteer at WASH program project of World Vision International (WVI) at Kutupalong camp #07 where he lives with his parents. 19-years old Kaisar said that there are 29 Rohingya volunteers that serve the Rohingya to ensure WASH facilties and to send health message to the Rohingya in camp #07. Also, the Rohingya volunteer of VIS’s WASH program help the Rohingya, if any help is needed regarding WASH facilities such as water, latrines, drain washrooms and others. But Kaisar said these facilities are very inadequate.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:02 minutes
Topic: 3rd batch of Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char starts end of this month. Home minister of Bangladesh to visit Bhashan Char and Cox’s Bazar refugee camp on Tuesday.
Translation summary: The government is planning to relocate the third batch of Rohingyas from the camps in Cox's Bazar to Bhashan Char at the end of this month. Commodore AA Mamun told press that,” Ministry of disaster management and relief asked the convenient time for next relocation and we gave a time frame which is 24th January to 28th January”. Those who have already been relocated to Bhashan Char are doing good”- he added. A Rohingya from Kutupalong camp named Azim Ullah from camp 2 said,” I personally don’t want to be relocated because I won’t be able to meet my families or respond to any emergency situation. Bhashan Char is like a prison to me. We are not allowed to move into the mainland and the transportation costs are high. But some families are willingly relocating there as they find difficulties staying in this congested area”.
A Rohingya unwilling to mention name from Bhashan Char said, “we were given many promises by the Government and I believe every promise will be kept. We are given food and shelters, but we have no sources of income”.
English Learning Lessen (about the use of a long time ago)
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz