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Princess of Asturias Award 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last April 26th, FEDASIB Spain, as we already told you , presented the candidacy to the Princess of Asturias 2,016 prize, in the categorie Concord, for the Heroes of Chernobyl. We will know in September the decision of the jury, so it is now when we ask you for the last effort to support this candidacy.

We ask for your support, read here more and help us!!

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Action Weeks 2016

"For a future after Chernobyl and Fukusima"

Action Weeks 2016 are taking place during this month in different countries.ICN members are organizing a lot of events, and this year, for the 30th anniversary, we have been in important places: European Parliament in Brussels, General Audience with Pope in Rome...Here you can check all the event that are taking part during this days!

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Action Weeks 2016 in Great Britain

Chernobyl Children’s Life Line organised many different Actions for the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. There was Cathedral and church services including Canterbury Cathedral, all were attended by many dignitaries and members of the public. Candles were lit in remembrance of those who lost their lives as a result of the disaster.

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Children from Borydanka Ukraine arrive home with wonderful memories of their visit to England. The children spent a month with the Billericay Chernobyl Children’s Life Line link. They were taken care of by volunteer host families. The children visited the dentist and opticians. The children will always remember the kindness of the British people

"So many new activities and entertainment I had never in my life. I love to roller skate, and in England also mastered conventional skates. This amusement park, where I visited my parents and friends have only seen in movies. And the first time I lived at the camp - is a camp in nature - they told us a lot about the UK, conducted a variety of workshops, organized fun on land and water. I will never forget that kindness and sincerity,

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NEW MEMBERS!

New organizations decided to join us recently and we would like to share with you our new members!

For the first time, we have an Australian organization in our network!  Friends of the Earth. Secondly, two new organizations from Italy join us, also the first time that we have members from this country! Associazione Umanitaria Yra and Centro Nazionale per il Volontariato. From Portugal, ACLIS and finally from France 26th of April Appeal. Click here for know more about them!

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International Conference For the European Action Week 2016

30th anniversary of Chernobyl

 

More than 100 representatives from eleven differents countries met in Geseke-Eringerfeld(Germany),for a four-days (29th October- 1st November 2015) exchange of experiences on the "International Conference For the European Action Week 2016", organized by IBB Dortmund.

 

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Belarusian Memorial Chapel

The project designed by Spheron’s Tszwai is already started.

The Belarusian Memorial Chapel is being built dedicated to the memory of the victims of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster,in Finchley, north London and the project is funded by the Holy See of Rome.

The foundation of the chapel is now completed, and on 7th Feb, there will be a small ceremony to lay the cornerstone.

The chapel is expected to be completed in Autumn, and they are planning to have some commemorating events in April for the 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl.

 

 

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V National Forum by FEDASIB

 

   Last weekend, (18-20 September)  took place in Madrid (Spain)  the V National Forum of organizations and groups that develop humanitarian activities with Belarusian Children after the catastrophic consequences of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, organized by FEDASIB.

In this forum, were discussed the prospects and proposals for the Spanish humanitarian action in Belarus and the activities in Spain since the Chernobyl disaster to help Belarusian children.

 

                   

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30th Anniversary in Ukraine

On the 12thApril Journalists arrived in Korosten Ukraine fromEquator to interview liquidators as part of a documentary for the 30th anniversary of Chernobyl. Tomás Ciuffardi  had made contact through The facebook page Fire Fighters of Chernobyl  to ask for help to meet liquidators. Alexy Geraimovich a fire fighter in Korosten organised such meetings with Chernobyl witnesses. Alexy is also involved with the Ukraine Fire Fighter Project, a member of the ICN. For the 3oth anniversary of the fire service  of Korosten took part in an event held in the town for remembering the liquidators. Also at the Event was fire fighter  Michael Pitney from the UK and the founder of the Ukraine Fire fighter project. Hundreds of people turned out for the service along with widows and families who have lost loved ones as a result of the disaster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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International Conference For the European Action Week 2016

30th anniversary of Chernobyl

 

This year, more than 90 representatives of Chernobyl initiatives from ten differents countries will meet in Geseke-Eringerfeld(Germany),for a four-day (29th October- 1st November 2015) exchange of experiences on the "International Conference For the European Action Week 2016", organized by IBB Dortmund.

 

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British partner

 Pat and Len Joy, from Children's Joy, tell in an article for BBC News how they sold their house in Essex to set up an orphanage looking after Ukrainian children.

Also, Linda Walker, from Chernobyl Children Project UK (CCP),invites you to watch this amazing video about how they supporting the children of Belarus.

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Nobel Prize Literature 2015

 

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 was assigned to the Belarusian Svetlana Alexievich.
Was awarded "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time".

Svetlana, born in Ukraine and raised in Belarus, writes precisely about all issues that for so many years, our associations and ICN, had to face for remembering the Chernobyl disaster.

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Happy Holidays Across Europe

Thousands of children from Belarus and Ukraine have been enjoying recuperative holidays with Chernobyl organisations across Europe. Children of all ages, from 5 year olds with their mums, to teenagers, have a month long holiday which boosts their immune systems and gives them a better chance of staying healthy. This is particularly important for children who have had cancer or other serious illness and for those who live in the more contaminated areas.

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Silent Witness

This month the book 'Silent Witnesses - Three decades after Chernobyl's nuclear disaster' was released. This unique journalistic photodocument provides a disturbing picture of the effects of the disaster, now almost 30 years later.
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We have a newsletter

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our first newsletter. 
It may be downloaded by clicking on the  button on the home page.
We hope that you enjoy reading it.

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Tchernobyl Forever

This is a beautiful and powerful book and  DVD which tells the story of the disaster and it ongoing effects. The book is dedicated to Vasily Nesterenko, former director of the Institute of Nuclear Energy at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and one of the most important liquidators of the consequences of the disaster.

 

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Happy Summer for Belarusian and Ukrainian Children!

All across Europe ECN member organisations have been hosting children for recuperative holidays during the summer. Some of the children are in remission from cancer or other serious illness, others have not had major health problems yet but live in contaminated parts of Belarus or Ukraine. For all the children, four weeks of fresh air and clean food provides a boost to their immune systems and leaves them stronger and healthier for at least the next two years.

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European Action Weeks 2015: Commemorating Chernobyl and Fukushima at more than 100 locations

Candles actions, witnesses’ interviews and other events that took place this year in more than 100 cities in Europe, Turkey, Brazil and Japan, remind us of the 29th anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster. "We shouldn’t forget the tragic consequences of the misfortune in Chernobyl that destroyed the lives of so many people”, says Peter Junge-Wentrup, CEO of IBB Dortmund which initiated the campaign of European Action Weeks "For a future after Chernobyl and Fukushima". "We must learn from such disasters for the sake of common history in Europe."

Partner organizations from Great Britain, Poland, Belarus, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Ukraine, Spain and Turkey were taking part in EAW with a total of more than 200 events - including witnesses’ interviews in schools, press-conferences, panel discussions, lectures, music festivals, art and theater performances.

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