The Chernobyl disaster on 26 April 1986 left a huge indelible stain on Belarus. Huge swathes of land were contaminated and it’s impossible to count the number of victims who have suffered as a direct or indirect result of the tragedy in the last 26 years.
There are many charities across Europe involved in bring aid to Belarus, both to help victims of the disaster and more generally to help those in orphanages and other institutions, many of which require assistance.
One of those charities is Weast Chernobyl based in Northern Ireland. In the past couple of years that have assisted Orphanage number 5 in Minsk and the Puchavichi adult asylum in the countryside near the capital.
You can find out more about their work and how you can volunteer or donate via their website - http://weastchernobyl.weebly.com – or the Weast Chernobyl page on Facebook.
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