Global Candle Lighting Event

Today marks ‘UN Chernobyl Remembrance Day’ and the 35th Anniversary of the devastating Chernobyl tragedy. 


Today, 26 April, President of Ireland Michael D Higgins leads CCI’s Global Candle Lighting Campaign to recognise the extraordinary contribution the people of Ireland have made to Chernobyl’s victims since 1986.

International politicians, ambassadors, environmental and humanitarian campaigners, and international celebrities, across the globe will light a candle today, to send a message of hope to the victims of Chernobyl, to say to them ‘We will not forget you’, and to honour and pay homage to the unstinting and unwavering contribution from Irish volunteers and the Irish nation over the last 35 years.


President of Ireland Michael D Higgins and Sabina lead CCI’s Global Candle Lighting Campaign to mark UN Chernobyl Remembrance Day and the 35th Anniversary of Chernobyl.


Voluntary CEO and Founder of Chernobyl Children International, Adi Roche


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Chernobyl Children International
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Chernobyl Children International
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