The following article is taken from the national website of Chernobyl Children's Life Line, and provides an introduction to the work the charity does:
Chernobyl Children's Life Line's main aims are:
- To bring child victims of the Chernobyl disaster to the UK for recuperative breaks of 1 month - over 46,000 have been brought over to stay with host families since 1992.
- To provide on-going supplies of multi-vitamins and basic healthcare products to the children on their return (thousands of tonnes in the last 6 years).
- To work with our Belarusian partners in Minsk and Gomel, to locate children who are in need of recuperative care from villages.
- To help children too sick to travel by providing chemotherapy medicines to Children's Cancer Hospitals in Minsk, Gomel and other regions.
- Support with medicines and equipment: No. l Baby Home in Minsk, and many other orphanages.
- Bring over children to the UK for long term medical care and education.
- Support Kobrin children's village.
- Lapitchi village project
The hospitals we support are overflowing with newly reported cases of thyroid cancer and our help is needed more now than ever before. The parents of the Belarusian children, who most of the time live in despair, thank you and embrace you all for your kindness and generosity.
To learn more you can visit the website of Chernobyl Children's Life Line.