Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, April 06, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 04062021 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, April 06, 2021
6:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Brunei and Malaysia: ASEAN Leaders to Meet in Jakarta on Myanmar Crisis
· Myanmar Naval Exercise coincides with Quad Exercise in Bay of Bengal
· Fire destroys 2 dozen Rohingya shacks, mosque in disputed Kashmir
· Rohingya Girl Stuck in India, as Bangladesh, Myanmar Won’t Take her in
· The Chinese foreign minister has met with Southeast Asian leaders to offer assistance
· Heavy rains and landslides disrupt life in Indonesia, killing at least 21
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report (1): VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 07:18 minutes
Topic: Heavy wind and rain blew away few shelters shade in the camp- Rohingya fears upcoming monsoon.
Translation summary: On 4th April 2021 around 11 pm heavy wind and rain caused damage to a few shelters. Many lost their electric solar panel during heavy wind. People were not able to protect their shelters as sudden wind and rain came, said a Rohingya named Mohammad Shafik who is lives in camp 3.
He said,” During the cyclone and other natural calamities no special facilities are there for pregnant women and disabled people. Some rooms are allocated to use as cyclone shelter. People always stay in fear in the camp.
We have been given bamboo, rope every year to tighten our shelters. This year we haven’t got yet. Hopefully we will get them soon. We urge Bangladesh authorities to keep special concern on us during this season as hilly area along with weak shelters are very risky”.
Report (2): VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 06:11 minutes
Topic: The helping hands after the fire were inadequate, which caused a lot of suffering.
Translation summary: More than 50,000 Rohingya were left homeless in a devastating fire in four camps in Balukhali. Although NGOs and INGOs provided quick assistance, it was less than needed. So, their suffering is not over yet. A Rohingya named Nur Kalam from camp 8w said, on April 22, a devastating fire destroyed everything in his house, but by the grace of Allah, he and his entire family survived. He said the NGOs then set up temporary shelters in tents, which collapsed on the night of 4th April due to strong winds and rain. As a result, the Rohingya victims had to spend the night under the open sky. He added that Rohingyas, especially women and children, are now facing more problems with the shortage of water, food and toilets in the camps.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz