Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, June 15, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 06152021 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Aung San Suu Kyi’s Trial Begins
· Military rejects UN Rights Chief’s Warning of Escalating Bloodshed in Myanmar
· G7 leaders condemn Myanmar's military coup, call for immediate released of detained civilians
· NATO's tough stance against Russia and China
· Putin says Russia would accept conditional handover of cyber criminals to U.S.
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Report (1): VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:02 minutes
Topic: A Rohingya Teacher of Jagorani Chakra Foundation-JCF Talked About Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Cox's Bazar Migrant Camp
Translation summary: Hussain Ershad, a temporary resident of Kutupalong camp said , “I have been working as a Rohingya teacher under Jagorani Chakra Foundation-JCF for two years. So, we have been teaching about 15 to 20 students every day as we visit the students’ home since the COVID-19 outbreak. We call some students at a student shelter and make them sit maintaining social distance and then teach lessons from Myanmar, English, Mathematics, and Life Skills of level 1 to 3. As we spend about 20-30 minutes at a student's shelter to teach the students we also call some students and their guardians to make them do them aware of the COVID-19.
Ershad talked about the challenges that they face while teaching . They have no black board at the students shelter and the students have no learning materials such as notebooks, pens, pencils, and erasers because JCF had provided learners with learning materials before the COVID-19 outbreak. So, some parents, who are capable to buy these for their children are buying and giving to their children but many are asking for it to us again and again.
In the end, Ershad said that they had thought about 80 students in three shifts under a learning center before the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. But about 50% of students are not able to study at their shelter during this pandemic. He hopes that it will better for the students if some 10- 15 learners in a shift could be taught under a learning center after maintaining the social distance.
Report (2): VOA News
Reporter: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 07:07 minutes
Topic: The trend of being vaccinated has increased now, although Rohingyas were previously discouraged.
Translation summary: Vaccination coverage was generally low among the Rohingya as a result of limited access to healthcare for many years in Myanmar; but the trend of taking vaccination has increased now. When asked about the interest of Rohingyas in vaccinating against various diseases, Syed Muhammad from Camp 5 said: While they were in Myanmar, the Myanmar government did not vaccinate them or their children. They did not even know the immunizations that must be given within 15 months of the baby's birth, which they are now receiving at refugee camps in Bangladesh. He further said that in the camp they are getting vaccinated against all diseases like the people of Bangladesh, for which they are grateful to the government of Bangladesh.
Dr. Sabina working at the camp said it was very difficult to get the Rohingyas vaccinated at the beginning after they came to Bangladesh because according to their statement they were never vaccinated, and they are ignorant about it. Gradually they have been introduced to the benefits of vaccination resulting in most Rohingya giving their children
all the vaccines starting from BCG vaccine after birth. Even in the case of children born at home, the parents bring their