Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, May 18, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 05182021 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Treasury Sanctions Governing Body, Officials, and Family Members Connected to Burma’s Military/Burma-related Designations, Counter Terrorism Designations
· UK announces sanctions on gemstone company linked to the military regime in Myanmar
· Canada imposes additional sanctions on individuals and entities affiliated with Armed Forces of Myanmar
· Children Left Behind: Challenges in Providing Education to the Rohingya Children in Bangladesh
· There is no evidence of vote rigging in Myanmar's 2020 election, observers say Turkey buys arms from Russia despite US objections
· Frequent Israeli airstrikes: Now the second week of the Gaza conflict
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Report (1): VOA News
Reporter: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:00 minutes
Topic: Parents are counting day waiting to find child, whose were lost their child by the Fire.
Translation summary: Three children were dead; many children have been found but many are still missing in a devastating fire at the Balukhali Rohingya camp on March 22. A mother named Mrs. Gulbahar (45) of Camp 8 in Balukhali is still looking for her 4 and a half years old daughter. She said her children ran away to escape from a horrific fire on March 22nd. Although she has recovered eight of her nine children but lost one, she is still searching for her daughter. She added that since the child body had not been found, she is searching day after day in the hope that her child was still alive. She thinks her little girl has lost her way and gone elsewhere.
Report (2): VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 07:42 minutes
Topic: Many Rohingya children in the camp about to forget their religious festival day due to poverty- Rohingya says.
Translation summary: 23 years old Mohammad Shafik from kutupalong camp 3 said,” People tried whatever they can to celebrate this day. Many Rohingya children about to forget the value of the day due to poverty. Neither they arrange any special food nor clothes. Youths and older people celebrated this day with sorrow inside their heart remembering what happened to their homeland in the past. On Eid day Rohingyas arranged food whatever they got and provided clothing to the children. Many people cried in front of the cemetery of their family or relatives. But whatever circumstances we are facing in the camp, we are grateful to Almighty God, to Bangladesh government, the aid group and the people who has been constantly supporting us”.
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Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz