Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Thursday, January 28, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 01282021 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, January 28, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 7 minutes
· Bhashan Char: 3rd, 4th Rohingya batches to move on January 29-30
· Will vaccine nationalism lead to the exclusion of Rohingya refugees?
· Biden wants Israeli-Palestinian two-state solution: White House
· Biden: More than 200 million doses of the Cavid 19 vaccine are being purchased
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: 5:57 minutes
Topic: The Rohingyas are ready in the transit camp to go to Bhasan Char in the third phase.
Translation Summary: In the third phase, the Rohingyas are being shifted to Bhasan Char and on the afternoon of January 27, the Rohingyas have been brought from the refugee camp to the Ukhiya transit camp. Chairman of Samaj Kalyan O Unnayan Shangstha (SKUS) Jasmine Prema said , the government and the people of Bangladesh have given shelter to the Rohingyas considering the humanitarian aspect and still now the Bangladesh government has implemented the Bhasan Char project for the Rohingyas . Conducive environment, Educational opportunities and everything else are taken into consideration . She further said that Rohingyas are going to Bhasan Char voluntarily.
Mr. Mohammad Faisal (27) from Camp No. 23 said that as far as he knew, 13 families from his camp have left the camp to go to Bhasanchar in the third phase. He said most of the third batch was relatives of those who had already relocated to Bhasanchar. He also said that, our only hope is a smooth repatriation, not just going Bhasan Char.
Reporter: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:20 minutes
Topic: Interview with Area director of BRAC Hasina Akhter regarding reopening of learning center’s in Cox’s Bazar camps and expressed possible ways of implementing educational environment.
Translation Summary: Hasina Akhter, area director of BRAC said,”BRACc’s education program will resume as soon as government lift up the decision of school closure. We have already been told to inform the children about COVID-19 and health related concern. She also mentioned that tele education can be established in the camp to continue education among Rohingya children. Government is working on establishing education for 6 to 9 grade students with Myanmar curriculum”.
Rohingya believes Implementing these programs will reduce the risk of children getting trapped with illegal activities.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz