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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Chernobyl Children International

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'Families need a Christmas miracle': Irish-funded doctors to help Chernobyl babies in war-torn Ukraine
The group are travelling with the charity Chernobyl Children International.
Igor was abandoned in an orphanage as a baby - now he spends his summers in Ireland with a loving family
150 children will arrive in Ireland today to spend the summer with Irish families.
'The sister and daughter we never had': Welcoming a child affected by Chernobyl into the family
The Chernobyl explosion was the biggest nuclear catastrophe of the 20th century.
"The true meaning of Christmas": Children from Chernobyl arrived in Ireland today
The children, who come from impoverished backgrounds and state-run institutions in Belarus, are being flown to Ireland by Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International (CCI).
Children from Chernobyl to arrive in Ireland today for rest and recuperation
The children travel to Ireland every year to stay with Irish families during the summer months.
Irish funded operation saves the lives of 20 children in Ukraine
Without cardiac surgery the children who need complex open heart operations have little hope of living beyond 5 years.
Parents of newborn baby thank Ireland after Irish-funded operation saves their son
Miroslava was at serious risk of dying from ‘Chernobyl Heart’.
28 years on and the struggle continues for those affected by the world's biggest nuclear disaster
The increasingly volatile situation in strife-torn Ukraine is raising new fears for Chernobyl.
'A ticking timebomb': contamination shield at Chernobyl delayed due to Ukrainian crisis
Adi Roche said that a large amount of “highly unstable” radioactive material was still present at the site of the 1986 disaster.
Children can't get surgery because of Ukraine crisis, the Irish government is being asked to help
One in four children diagnosed with ‘Chernobyl Heart’ will die before the age of 6.
Column: How my trip to a children's mental asylum in Belarus made me proud to be Irish
A trip volunteering at a children’s asylum in Belarus showed me the harsh reality for many children affected by the Chernobyl disaster but it also let me see the hope that Irish people have brought to their lives, writes Cliódhna Russell.
My favourite speech: Chernobyl Children International founder Adi Roche
Continuing our summer series on of public figures’ favourite speeches, Adi Roche picks the 1963 speech by Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
The Daily Fix: Friday
Deadly protests in Syria; arrests in Northern Ireland; riots in Bristol; the Pope in space (not really); and men being nailed to a cross (really). It’s all the Daily Fix…
Adi Roche optimistic about future of Belarusian adoptions
Head of Chernobyl children’s charity says she’s been given promising indications from Belarusian authorities.