Reactor No. 4 at Chernobyl was the scene of the worst nuclear accident in history. The radioactive particles from the explosion in 1986 still affect the lives of people. Medical estimates suggest up to 4,000 people will die prematurely due to radiation exposure, and thousands more still suffer health effects, primarily in today’s Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
What we do
ITF, on the basis of agreement between the Governments of Belarus and Slovenia and in cooperation with the Slovenian Red Cross, has been implementing a medical rehabilitation project for 60 Belarusian children aged from 7 to 14 years that have suffered consequences of radiation as a legacy of the 1986 nuclear accident in Chernobyl. Since 2015, 179 children received comprehensive medical rehabilitation in Slovenia through ITF. In the 2021-2022 project period 60 children will attend and complete the medical rehabilitation program containing inter alia respiratory physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, and a rich educational and social gathering program that improved their health as well as their general well-being.