Category: Social and Medical

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 […]

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 […]

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Youths participating in a Green Cross summer camp in Switzerland visited the International Federation of the Red Cross to meet and exchange experiences. Many of the 60 students are from Chernobyl-affected areas in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, others from the Fukushima region of Japan, and a number are from Italy and Switzerland. Yasuo Tanaka, Special […]

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From 23 to 27 April, a study trip to regions affected by the Chernobyl disaster 30 years ago took delegates to the area of Slavutych and Pakul, where Green Cross is operating preventive healthcare projects. Just a few kilometres from Pakul, participants visited the spot where the village of Lokot’kiv stood until 1986, today a place […]

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Three years after the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima, high radiation levels still prevent some 160,000 Japanese from returning to their homes in a contaminated area of 30,000 square kilometers. On March 11, 2011 the region of Fukushima was hit by the worst nuclear accident after Chernobyl, following a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami, resulting […]

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