Education, health care addressing long-term effects of Chernobyl disaster

EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE ADDRESSING LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF CHERNOBYL DISASTER

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 Barashi … Read more Education, health care addressing long-term effects of Chernobyl disaster

Students from Chernobyl and Fukushima-affected areas perform outdoor theatre in Geneva

STUDENTS FROM CHERNOBYL AND FUKUSHIMA-AFFECTED AREAS PERFORM OUTDOOR THEATRE IN GENEVA

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 … Read more Students from Chernobyl and Fukushima-affected areas perform outdoor theatre in Geneva

Green Cross brings students from Chernobyl-affected areas to IFRC in Geneva

GREEN CROSS BRINGS STUDENTS FROM CHERNOBYL-AFFECTED AREAS TO IFRC IN GENEVA

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 … Read more Green Cross brings students from Chernobyl-affected areas to IFRC in Geneva

Up to 10 million people exposed to radioactive contamination from Chernobyl

UP TO 10 MILLION PEOPLE EXPOSED TO RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION FROM CHERNOBYL

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 … Read more Up to 10 million people exposed to radioactive contamination from Chernobyl

Green Cross study trip to Fukushima confirms that the nuclear plant still leaks radioactivity

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 … Read more Green Cross study trip to Fukushima confirms that the nuclear plant still leaks radioactivity

Green Cross appeals for immediate international support for the victims of the Syrian chemical attacks of 21 August 2013

GREEN CROSS APPEALS FOR IMMEDIATE INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE SYRIAN CHEMICAL ATTACKS OF 21 AUGUST 2013

A year ago, on 21 August 2013, several residential areas of Damascus, the Ghoutas, were hit by a major chemical weapons attack that killed an estimated 1,400 civilians and injured many more. International anger and indignation that followed, became strong catalysts for a number of important positive actions, which took place between then and now. … Read more Green Cross appeals for immediate international support for the victims of the Syrian chemical attacks of 21 August 2013

Chernobyl: effects of forest fires in areas with radioactive contamination

CHERNOBYL: EFFECTS OF FOREST FIRES IN AREAS WITH RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION

A new report issued by Green Cross Switzerland has found that Russia’s devastating 2010 forest fires had the potential of spreading radionuclides released by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in neighbouring Ukraine across vast areas. In the northern hemisphere summer of 2010, devastating forest fires raged in many areas of Russia, including areas that were … Read more Chernobyl: effects of forest fires in areas with radioactive contamination

Green Cross study on long-term psychosocial consequences of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

GREEN CROSS STUDY ON LONG-TERM PSYCHOSOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER

Findings from a Green Cross-backed study on the psychosocial impacts of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster have been released on today’s 27th anniversary of the nuclear plant meltdown that, to this day, still affects 10 million people. On 26 April 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster took place, contaminating a large part of Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and … Read more Green Cross study on long-term psychosocial consequences of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Green Cross offers more than medical help for Chernobyl families

GREEN CROSS OFFERS MORE THAN MEDICAL HELP FOR CHERNOBYL FAMILIES

Ever since Larissa Yakubets joined the Green Cross Family Club, she and her four children have been receiving effective support for their difficult everyday lives. Her family is living without a father in poverty in the village of Pakul, Ukraine, in the radioactive contaminated zone just 70 kilometres away from Chernobyl. The radiation exposure there … Read more Green Cross offers more than medical help for Chernobyl families

Green Cross Exchange Programme for Youth and Rio+20

At the Rio +20 Earth Summit in June 2012, Green Cross was of course there in support of the international youth exchange programme and a Green Future, together with a group of young adults from the USA, Brazil and Ghana. The majority of these young people are directly faced with the effects of various environmental … Read more Green Cross Exchange Programme for Youth and Rio+20