Chernobyl Children's Project (UK) works in Belarus, the country most heavily affected by the nuclear disaster of 1986.
Local groups throughout Britain host children and teenagers for recuperative holidays away from their contaminated homeland. Many of these children are in remission from cancer and we also supply medicines for the cancer hospital in Minsk and support the children's home hospice movement.
We deliver humanitarian aid several times a year to schools, children's homes and social centres.
We set up and continue to run a small family home for young adults with disabilities and second family home for disabled children.
In 2003 we established the first overnight respite care centre in Belarus to support families with several disabled children.
Every summer we take over 100 children with disabilities from an orphanage to a holiday camp in Belarus, and British volunteers make sure they have a great time.
In 2000 we were asked to organise training in Gomel to help to get children out of the orphanages and into local foster families. Since then twenty UK professionals have taken part in dozens of training programmes for directors, social workers, psychologists, doctors and academics, making a real difference to the lives of many children.