Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Monday, April 05, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 04052021 1130 UTC
Today: Monday, April 05, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Foreign delegates visited Rohingyas at Bhasan Char Island today (Saturday)
· Bangladesh: Vital aid provided by Turkey amid second Rohingya camp fire
· Myanmar’s junta kills 5 more protesters, death toll passes 550
· Hopes for UN Security Council action against Myanmar military coup ‘waning’ fast, warns Special Envoy
· The government has banned the movement of corona infections in Bangladesh
· US pressure on China in Asia: Chinese think tank
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Report: VOA News
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:10 minutes
Topic: The fire is not leaving the Rohingyas behind; Rohingyas are now suffering from insecurity.
Translation Summary: One fire after another has been building in the refugee camps since the horrific March 22 fire. Three more Rohingyas died in a fire at Kutupalong market on April 2 and a lot of damage was done. U Kyaw Myint from camp 9 said the three Rohingyas who died in the April 2 fire at Kutupalong market were residents of camp 9 and camp 10. He added that the Rohingyas are now suffering from insecurity as a result of such frequent fires. Meanwhile, Mohammad Faisal from Camp 11 said, how and why the Rohingya camps are being destroyed by fire has not come out through proper investigation even today. He said identify those involved in the frequent fires in the refugee camps and bring them to appropriate justice,. We are hoping that the government would increase the number of fire extinguishers and fire services in the refugee camps.
Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:16 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Foreign envoys visit Bhasan Char and reaction of Rohingya regarding it
Translation Summary: Ambassadors and High Commissioners of the United States of America Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United Kingdom, visited Bhasan Char to see the facilities in place for the Rohingyas on Saturday, April 03,21 which was a government-led visit to Bhasan Char. A Rohingya who is unwilling to mention name and is now relocated to Bhashan Char from Cox’s Bazar said to VOA Rohingya lifeline Program that the foreign envoys team arrived by airplane at about 10:30 AM on Saturday and then they visited surrounding the clusters of Bhasan Char as well as playgrounds where Rohingya children were playing.
He said that 22 men and 14 women were being called by the authorities to meet with the foreign envoys at the end of their visit. So, the foreign envoy met Rohingyas. They asked the Rohingya about the feeling on being in Bhashan Char Remote Island. Rohingyas replied that Kutupalong camp was a hilly area where they had no facilities of movement and so on. Then the team of foreign envoys asked again that whether they wanted to stay at Bhashan Char or to return to Arakan, Myanmar then they replied that they are the citizen of Arakan, Myanmar and they will never stay here in Bangladesh and will return if their citizenship rights is ensured and return them their lands and other properties which have been confiscated by the government of Myanmar.
In the end, the foreign envoys team asked about the facilities that they wanted at Bhashan char then the Rohingyas replied that they need there better health facilities, primary to higher educational facilities for their children and freedom of movement to Chittagong. He added again that people are very grateful to the government of Bangladesh and its Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina because they have provide