Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, May 25, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 05252021 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Switzerland pledges CHF8 million for Rohingya refugees
· NUG Defends policy on Rohingya amid Seeking U.S. support
· Min Aung Hlaing casts doubt on return of Rohingya
· US journalist detained in Myanmar at Yangon International Airport
· Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been brought to court in person for the first time.
· Anthony Blinken's visit to the Middle East to discuss the success of the ceasefire
· Protests in support of Palestinians in various European cities
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz, and 12030 kHz medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report (1): VOA News
Reporter: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:01 minutes
Topic: Strict lockdown is going on in crowded refugees camps due to the alarming spread of coronavirus.
Translation summary: Rohingya refugee camps have been under severe lockdown since May 20 due to alarming increase in corona infection. This lockdown will continue till May 31. Kefayet Ullah, a resident of Camp 3 said their camp has been under lockdown since May 20 due to an alarming rise in corona infections. Rohingyas have been told not to gather in the camp, don't go from one block to another and don’t go outside the camp; almost all such activities have been banned. Authority is trying to protect us from the Coronavirus. So the Rohingyas are looking at this severe lockdown positively.
Report (2): VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 06:41 minutes
Topic: A Rohingya Soccer Player Talk About Playing Football and Urged for Playground in the Cox's Bazar Migrant Camp
Translation summary: A Rohingya soccer player, Mohammed Zia who lives in Kutupalong Camp-2W said to VOA Rohingya Lifeline Program that he used to play football at C- Block playground of Kutupalong Registered camp since coming to Bangladesh from Arakan, Myanmar. Also, some 99 soccer players among the 33 camp of Cox's Bazar received training on playing football from an NGO and then received football-playing equipment as well that's why they enjoyed playing football before COVID-19 at Kutuplaong camp-4 Extension playground. But he said , “ we can't enjoy it right now due to the lockdown of COVID-19 and lack of playgrounds in each camp. Zia added, “I know the value of playing football as I used to play it at different places either inside and outside the camp. Playing football keeps a player healthy and helps him to avoid any misdeeds in the community as well. So, I would like to urge to ensure playground in each camp for the betterment of Rohingya soccer players in Cox's Bazar migrant said, Zia.
Learning English: (about taking chances)
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz