Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, June 29, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 06292021 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· 31 Rohingyas held in Chittagong for fleeing camps
· More than 700 Myanmar nationals have taken refuge in Mizoram in past few weeks
· 10 Refugees Died including children in Chin State due to shortage of food and sickness
· Us air strikes near Syrian border kill 5
· Israel opposes revived Iran nuclear deal
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: 6:06 minutes
Topic: Rohingyas whose shelters got burned on March 22 are getting new shelters.
Translation summary: As many as 50,000 Rohingyas in the Balukhali camp were left homeless during a devastating fire on March 22. At that time, NGOs and INGOs set up shelters with only bamboo and tarpaulins but considering the hardships of the Rohingya, NGOs and INGOs are building new shelters. Asked about this, Mohammad Sabbir (32) from Camp 8 said, NGOs and INGOs have always been with the Rohingyas and helped them in any problem since the Rohingyas took refuge in Bangladesh. Even when the Rohingyas lost everything due to the terrible fire in the Balukhali camp on March 22, they provided all kinds of assistance to the Rohingyas. NGOs and INGOs are now building new shelters for the Rohingya victims of the devastating fire. This is a matter of great happiness for the Rohingyas. He added that the NGOs had promised the Rohingyas that they would provide solar lights, mats and some household items after setting up the shelter.
Syedullah (30) of Camp 8 said, the new shelters are much smaller than they need to be. These shelters are a big problem for large families. In addition, there is not enough space to build a kitchen and bathroom, which is a problem for most Rohingyas.
Report (2): VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 07:22 minutes
Topic: Follow up: A Rohingya man shared the importance of having maternity clinics in the camp.
Translation summary: Mohammad Shafik, a Rohingya resident and a newly married guy who just became father. said, “The tradition of giving birth at home is also seen at many the camp. But that’s not the right way to proceed during this hard time. Emergencies might arise that may take the mother at risk. I always took my wife to the clinic during her whole pregnancy time until the baby was delivered. All facilities are provided. Doctor can decide what to do with the patient, whether refer to hospitals or not. Though there are pressure of excessive patients, people need to wait long. Sometimes situations arise which require emergency ambulance service in different parts of the camp. Thus, I think increasing the number of ambulances will make it easier”.
Learning English: (about describe a place)
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz