Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, January 26, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 01262021 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Myanmar
· UN Human Rights Council Myanmar Review: Recommendations Must Be Enforced
· Rohingya Relocation: Third batch goes to Bhasan Char on Jan 29-30
· Trump's impeachment clause in the Senate is officially passed
· Afghan government will not release any more Taliban fighters - Hamdullah Muhib
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Report: VOA News
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 5:29 minutes
Topic: Pandemic changes the habit of Rohingya’s in maintaining proper hygiene.
Translation summary: 39 years old Rohingya Mohammad Hussain, currently staying at Kutupalong camp 3 block dd7 , has seen the drastic changes throughout the period. Now they had to change their behavior and adjust it into their life to safe from the virus. He said, “we don’t gather in public, even if I need to go out from home, I maintain social distance, keep myself clean, my home is more neat and clean then before. Each and every step we follow with safety. Women are now more careful. They always keep their children clean, give them bath few times, washes goods properly and dry our clothes under the sun”.
“Due to the pandemic the price of goods have increased therefore those who have money can afford with the new price or people totally depend on food ration”-he added.
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:29 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: A Rohingya Volunteer of IRC’s Protection Team Talked About Its Services in Rohingya Migrants Camp
Summary: The IRC- International Rescue Committee is responding with health care, protection for vulnerable women and children, and emergency support to about 1.1 million Rohingya refugees that took shelters to Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh from Arakan state of Myanmar to escape the persecution of Myanmar government.
Zakir Ahammed, resident of Kutupalong camp-1W said that he has been working as a volunteer of International Rescue Committee-IRC’s protections teams since October 2019. Ahammed said that the Rohingya are facing different sorts of problem such as shelters, treatment, WASH and others. So, we (volunteers of IRC’s protection team) do FGD- Focal Group Discussion, KII- Key Informant Interview (information gathering) and do awareness session of COVID-19 with Majee (camp leaders), Imam and block leaders to collect information and help regarding it. So, we (volunteers of IRC’s protection team) keep follow-up with chronic patients, serious emergency patients and other patients for better treatment referring to the health post or clinics of the camp. Mainly, we work to provide comprehensive care for women and girls, including reproductive and childbirth services and support for those who have encountered violence that’s why we (volunteers of IRC’s protection team) keep touch with pregnant women and help them duly in time to give safe birth referring to the health clinics. Besides, if any gender base violence, quarrels happens among the Rohingya in camp then we refer it to related authority and NGO such Camp-In-Charge, MOWCA- Ministry Women and Children Affairs, Technical Assistant Inc. (TAI), Justices Committee and others for legal justices and peaceful solution.
Moreover, we (volunteers of IRC’s protection team) help the Rohingya in any emergency support such as to find losing children of Rohingya, to get emergency water supply and to repair the damaged shelters, toilets, washrooms and also refer to the relevant NGO/ INGO in which Rohingya gets benefit, but the