Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Chernobyl Children International

As you may have seen on the news, yesterday marked thirty years since the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, a dreadful accident in Ukraine that continues to affect people even today.  Radioactive material is still being found in the milk of cows in Belarus, and children are still being born with illnesses related to radiation exposure.  The whole Chernobyl cause is very close to my heart, and I actively follow the efforts of Chernobyl Children International, an Ireland-based charity dedicated to helping families and individuals hurt by Chernobyl.  All of CCI's projects are incredibly moving and inspiring, and the organization has improved the lives of children at the Vesnova Children's Asylum greatly.  Chernobyl was one of history's most tragic events, but CCI shows that, even in the face of catastrophe, "there is hope."

Friday, June 26, 2015: A very special group of 30 children from Belarus landed at Dublin Airport today (Friday, June 26th) as part of an urgent mercy mission by Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International (CCI) to airlift children out of the region and away from lethal forest fires for respite care in Ireland this summer. Pictured were Maryna Tsitova and Andrea Keogh from Kilkenny.  Picture Jason Clarke Photography.

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