Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Monday, March 15, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 03152021 1130 UTC
Today: Monday, March 15, 2021
6:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Hlaing Thar Yar, Yangon shooting kills at least 50
· Martial law declared in Yangon suburbs as more protesters killed
· Myanmar protests: Civilian leader in hiding vows to continue 'revolution'
· Note to Correspondents: Statement by the Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Myanmar
· UN to visit Rohingya relocation island in Bangladesh
· 'Saudi Arabia won't send Rohingya back to Bangladesh'
· The defense minister's visit to Asia is aimed at boosting allies' cooperation against China
· The irrational decision to withdraw the army will bring dire consequences
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Report: VOA News
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:07 minutes
Topic: Rising unemployment has exacerbated the Rohingya crisis.
Translation Summary: Md. Zubair of Camp 2 said that despite the NGOs and INGOs are providing assistance to the Rohingyas with rations, it is very important to earn income to meet the various needs of the families. He said job opportunities in Rohingya camps are limited. He added that some of the educated people in the Rohingya community are working as community volunteers in NGOs and INGOs and many are not getting the job they deserve due to lack of job opportunities. As a result, the unemployment rate in the camps is increasing. Zubair says teenagers are being completely deprived of access to education due to lack of formal education in the camps. According to Zubair, the Rohingya youth are suffering because of the lack of jobs in the camps and the lack of educational opportunities.
Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 8:18 minutes
Translator: (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Mohammed Arfat Urged International Community to Take Practical Action Against Myanmar’s Military for Sustainable Solution of Rohingya Crisis and Stop Its Brutality on Peaceful Protestors Who Are Protesting Against Myanmar’s Military Regime.
Translation Summary: Mohammed Arfat, a Rohingya youth, humanitarian worker who lives in Balukhali camp No# 11 said to VOA Rohingya Lifeline Program that Rohingya are the citizen of Myanmar and they were recognized as citizen of Myanmar after the independence of Myanmar and the period of prime minister U Nu in 1948. But since Myanmar’ military dictator General Nay Win seized the power in 1962, Rohingyas have been gradually denied citizenship rights, rights of access to education, health, freedom of movement and so on. Myanmar’s military burnt1` down about 400- four hundred village of Rohingya at a time and thousands of women and girl were raped. thousands of children are stabbed and thrown into burning fire, thousands of Rohingya men, boys, women and girls were being brutally killed, detained and arrested. Also, Rohingya are being compelled to leave Rohingyas’ ancestral mother land Arakan Myanmar to different country that’s why we, Rohingya took shelter being Refugee in Bangladesh.
Besides, Arafat said that Myanmar's military has seized power again after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi and other democratically elected leaders on February 1, 2021. Also, Myanmar’s military continuously escalating its uses violence such as killing, arbitrary arresting, detaining and other on the peoples of Myanmar who are protesting peacefully against Myanmar’s military coup. Despite, hundreds of peaceful protestors against anti-military regime reported killed, many were injured, arrested and detained by Myanmar’s military, International Community did not take any particle action against it. Arfat also said that Rohingya are grateful to international communi