Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, March 09, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 03092021 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, March 09, 2021
6:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· New EU sanctions on Myanmar's military are coming
· Australia suspends military cooperation with Myanmar following last month's coup
· Myanmar Junta Occupies Schools, Hospitals and Shutters 5 Media Outlets in Fresh Clampdown
· Rouhani: Iran Ready to ‘Immediately’ Take Measures if US Lifts Sanctions
· Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi oil heartland with drones, missiles
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Report (1): VOA News
Reporter: (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:05 minutes
Topic: Rohingyas are urging Bangladesh and the world authority to enlist them for vaccine registration.
Translation summary: Bangladesh started Covid-19 vaccination from 27th January 2021 and now more than 3.68 million people have been vaccinated. Bangladesh is hosting more than a million Rohingya refugees but none of them are in the attention of any authorities yet.
Mamunur Rashid, who is working as a translator at International Organization for Migration (IOM) Covid-19 section said,”Doctors, nurses and other staff who are working in health department would get the priority to get vaccine. But I haven’t heard from anyone whether Rohingyas would also get the chances. IOM has been providing service to the Rohingya Covid-19 patients and also involved in many outreach Covid-19 awareness sessions.
Mohammad Shafik, a resident of kutupalong camp is urging Bangladesh and world authority to consider themselves for vaccination. He said,” I have heard from some senior people that Bangladesh Government has the Covid-19 vaccination plan for Rohingyas, but it would take certain time.
Report (2): VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 07:23 minutes
Topic: 2 Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National (FDMN) Rohingya Concern for not Getting Sufficient, Fresh and Eatable Food.
Translation summary: A Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National (FDMN) Rohingya, namely Ali Ahammed (23), Resident of Kutupalong camp#03 said to VOA that World Food Program (WFP) has been providing 21-food items worth 931.85 Takas to every single Rohingya (per head) for a month. And the amount the foods items are fixed: such as Rice 1KG = 49.00-taka, Lentil-Red 1KG =66.00 takas, Oil-Soybean 1L= 126 Takas, Sugar-Refined 1KG=66.00 Takas, Garlic 1KG= 106.00 Takas, Chili-Dry 1KG=196.00 Takas, Turmeric 1KG=110.00 Takas, Egg 1 Pieces 7.5 Takas and so on. But 931.85 takas for a person is not sufficient, especially for those who are young and elder age that’s why the family, which has no children suffer very much with insufficient food. Besides, Ali said that most of the foods items that WFP is providing to Rohingya are not edible . They are at times rotten. Though the Rohingyas have complained , WFP did not take any decision to solve it.
Another a Forcibly Displacement Myanmar National (FDMN) Rohingya, namely Hajee Oli Ullah (47) said to VOA that WFP had provided foods items of amount 1111.30 takas to every single Rohingya in every month. Also, fresh vegetables, rice and others food items are provided too that is why Rohingya could take their meals buying meat, fish and other necessary things for their family after selling the rice and lentils.
At the end, both Ali and Oli said that on the one hand, the senior staffs of the World Food Program do not try to consult with Rohingya regarding food supply problems. On the other hand, the junior staff of WFP who are at food distribution points behave rudely with Rohingya as well. So, we want to request to the WFP, government of Bangladesh and the international community to