Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, August 03, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 08032021 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, August 03, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Bangladesh to fortify Rohingya camps further as 2,200 held in 2yrs
· UN calls Myanmar military actions moves away from democracy
· Rohingyas displaced, World Bank refugee policy not for them: Foreign Minister
· Afghan president blames worsening security situation on sudden U.S. pullout
· Various rescue ships deployed in Mediterranean Sea; 700 immigration aspirants rescued
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Report (1): VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:27 minutes
Topic: NGO, INGO Have Been Providing People with Trite, Banal Cooked Rice But People also Need Aid for Shelters, Toilets, Washrooms Facilities and Safe Water Supply Says-Rohingya
Translation summary: Mohammed Sadek, resident of Kutupalong camp# 05 said that many shelters of the Rohingya are still under water. Many learning centers, mosques which have been built by the mountain's sides are under water as well. And the people whose shelters have been destroyed by land slide and flooded water have very few learning centers and mosque to take shelters. So, they have taken shelter at their neighbors and relatives’ camps but facing difficulties to live there too due to heavy rain and strong wind. Besides, toilets and washrooms are submerged in water and are damaged. Also, there are so many camps which have no water supply.
Sadek also said that people need aids and supports for adequate shelter repairing materials, latrines, washrooms facilities as well as pure and safe water supply in the camp. But very few families whose shelters have been damaged seriously have been provided with tarpaulin, bamboos and ropes to repair their shelters by the Site Management Support-SMS of different NGO and INGO in different camps. And the people who have lost their shelters due to land slide and flood are given cooked rice with lentils and potatoes curries by the World Food Program-WFP, Save the Children International-SCI, Bangladesh Rural Advance Committee-BRAC and other NGO and INGO in the camp.
Report (2): VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 05:59 minutes
Topic: The current situation of landslide victims of Cox’s Bazar camp.
Translation summary: Mohammad Zahir is a resident of Cox’s Bazar camp 10 where massive landslide and flood occurred on 27th July 2021. The incident caused six people to dead and damaged more than 2500 shelters.
Though he is safe from that disaster, his shelter is still in danger. He is a Majhi (Appointed Rohingya responsible person) of camp 10, block-37. He said, “It is almost a weak passed but the people those who have been affected by this landslide haven’t got their shelters repaired. We are helping out families sharing our place. This is difficult but we are doing it out of humanity.
Besides, majority of Rohingyas are not able to take the emergency food that the authorities are providing because the taste is very different.
Rohingyas urging to NGOs who are responsible for site management to build strong walls in the risky areas to protect from landslide”.
Learning English: (about find your joy)
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz