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Belarus – Persistent violations of UN articles regarding Chernobyl nuclear disaster children

Children’s health continues to suffer from the effects of Chernobyl

UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (Concluding Observations, January 2011)

While noting that the State party has made significant rehabilitation efforts in the areas affected by the Chernobyl disaster, the Committee reiterates its concern regarding the persisting negative consequences of the Chernobyl disaster on the health of children, in particular at the incidence of thyroid cancer among children in affected areas, related to iodine deficiency.        (…iodine deficiency…. caused by Chernobyl???? Arclight2011)

The Committee reiterates its recommendation that the State party continue to improve the specialised health care provided to children affected by the Chernobyl disaster, and strengthen its efforts at early detection and prevention of diseases related to nuclear contamination. (Paragraphs 57 & 58)

Photo: Маргарита, ты прекрасна!!!

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Concluding Observations, December 1996)

The Committee expresses concern that some 600,000 children still live in the zone affected by the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station. (Paragraph 15)

Full list of issues that need to be resolved in Belarus here…

Kharkiv Center of Cardiac Surgery
Please click on the link to find out more about the works of these surgeons and nurses who work for free to help the children of Belarus, Russia and the Ukraine (amongst other places)
The many years of training and experience that International Children’s Heart Foundation have given to the medical team in Kharkov is really helping , here is the latest from the kharkov unit.
With the support of the international community this program is really progressing.

April 24, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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