Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, June 08, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 06082021 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, June 08, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· US Welcomes Pledge by Myanmar Shadow Government to Help Rohingya
· Bangladesh’s Unplanned Relocation of Rohingya Refugees to Bhasan Char Island is Risky
· ASEAN Officials Present Names of Envoy Candidates in Meeting with Myanmar Junta Chief
· UN nuclear watchdog accuses Iran of non-cooperation
· Kamala Harris's first foreign trip as vice president
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Report (1): VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 8:00 minutes
Topic: Rainy season: Blessing for Rohingyas at Bhashan Char while Rohingyas at Cox’s Bazar camp are at odds
Translation summary: Landslide at Cox’s Bazar camps is the most common calamities during the rainy season. There has been reported deaths due to landslide during this rainy season in the camp. However, Rohingyas at Bhashan Char expressing joy during this time.
Most of the families are able to catch buckets of fish every day since the level of water has risen due to rain.
22 years old Mohammad Noman, a Rohingya from Bhashan Char said,” Many families who did not see fresh fish during their time at Cox’s Bazar camp, now having them on their table. Besides they sell excess fish to the market and get some money. My father got 5 kg fish yesterday. We already have some fish and some kept for drying for storage. Most of the people who knows catching fish are happy to get fishes daily.
People used to worry about their life staying at the remote island Bhashan Char before coming here, now we have seen the safety of our life. The houses are strongly built, and we have cyclone shelters to stay if water level risen too high”.
Report (2): VOA News
Reporter: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 06:40 minutes
Topic: Closure of educational centers: unusual changes are noticeable among Rohingya students.
Translation summary: Every educational institution in Bangladesh, including the Rohingya refugee camp's learning Center in Cox's Bazar, have been closed since March 2020 to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. As the camp's learning centers are closed, unusual changes are noticeable among Rohingya students. Asked how the Rohingya learners are spending their time, Saidul Amin from Camp 5 said, the camp's learning centers have been closed for more than a year. Due to the closure of educational centers, some students are working as day laborers, some are gossiping on the streets, and some are spending their days leisurely or are getting involved in in mischievous activities. He further said that parents are very worried about the future of their children. So many parents are trying to teach their children privately under the supervision of an educated person but most parents are not able to teach their children privately due to financial problems.
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Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz