Following high level meetings in Belarus last week, Chernobyl Children International (CCI) welcomes the official Belarusian press statement which recognises the work of CCI through both practical interventions as well as advocacy on regulation and policy.
Chernobyl Children International (CCI) would like to thank Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Andrei Dapkiunas, for his time and his commitment to the children and families most affected by the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
CCI are grateful for the opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to Chernobyl’s victims and will proudly co-ordinate our plans for ‘United Nations International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day’ with the Dept of Foreign Affairs.
Please see below for the official Belarusian statement, outlining their commitment to working in-tandem with CCI.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus A.Dapkiunas meets the Head of the Irish charity organization
On February 12, 2018 the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Andrei Dapkiunas, met with the Head of the Irish charity organisation “Chernobyl Children International”, Adi Roche. The organization provides humanitarian assistance and support to Belarusian children and disabled people.
During the meeting, the sides discussed further expansion of the organization’s activity in Belarus, including promising social projects to the benefit of the foster children of the “Vesnovsky home-boarding school for disabled children with special psychophysical needs”, provision of social assistance to families from Minsk and Gomel bringing up children with special needs.
The sides also discussed the possibility of involvement of the Irish organization in the events to be held at the UN Headquarters in April 2018 on the occasion of International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day.
The parties reached an agreement to maintain close contacts between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and the charity organization “Chernobyl Children’s Project International”.