Even 30 years after Chernobyl, ten million people in Belarus, Russia, Moldova and Ukraine are still suffering from the long-term health consequences of the disaster. With its Social and Medical Care programme, Green Cross supports families affected by the catastrophe. Therapy camps Among those worst affected are children like Dimitri, from the village of […]
Social and Medical
Green Cross Switzerland in collaboration with Société pour les peuples menacés commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the Halabja massacre in Northern Iraq. The town of Halabja in the Northern Iraq region is home to Kurdish communities, which have been victim of the negative environmental and social consequences of Saddam Hussein’s genocide campaign, mainly as a result of the use of illegal chemical weapons. Today, Halabja and surrounding areas are characterized by poverty, lack of infrastructure and paralyzed economic and social development as a result of prolonged conflict.
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A group of about 60 students from Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Japan, Italy and Switzerland, all taking part in a Green Cross summer camp programme, visited Geneva on 26 July. The youths took part in a tour of the United Nations, met with representatives of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies […]