WHAT HAPPENED IN CHERNOBYL
In 1989, the All-Union Organization of the Union of Chernobyl was established.
The International Chernobyl Union was founded in 1991 after the collapse of the USSR and united all the national Chernobyl Union organizations from the former Soviet republics - the new independent states.
After the disaster, some 1 million liquidators, and 3,200,000 people, lived and worked in contaminated areas.
To date, more than 200,000 responders and more than 3 million people - still living in areas contaminated with radionuclides and in need of support - have remained.
The MOH of the MH is doing everything possible to provide and organize an epoch.
In 2019, at the 7th Congress of the organization, a Japanese organization, the Food and Life Safety Foundation, joined the MOE UHF. In this connection, it was decided to change the name of the organization to the Union of Chernobyl and Fukushima.
The organization consists of 22 sub-organizations in 20 different countries, which provide assistance to citizens affected by Chernobyl, Fukushima and other technological disasters.
The goals of the Chernobyl-Fukushima Union are:
- protection of social and economic rights and interests of their citizens, as well as their representation in all state and local government institutions, political and public societies,
- participate in the timely organization of assistance to victims of the liquidation of the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and those who suffered from other nuclear accidents
- to promote the treatment of persons with disabilities and the improvement of the re-habitation system, to carry out activities for their integration into society
- organize actions to protect the rights and interests of their members
- to cooperate with state and local government institutions
- to set up representative offices to achieve the goals of the company in the manner prescribed by law
- to cooperate on the basis of agreements with other public societies and societies of other countries
- to cooperate on the basis of contracts with medical institutions for the improvement of medical support of the participants in the liquidation of the consequences of the Chernobyl NPP
- to organize the receipt, distribution, and issuance of humanitarian aid.
From 1991 till today 7 Congresses were organized. Symposiums are held according to the decision of the Coordination Council and Executive committee. The last Congress took place 2019 in Kyiv and was dedicated to the medical aspects of the consequences of nuclear disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima
Between the Congresses, the Chernobyl Union is guided by the coordination council, which includes vice-presidents of the organizations from Ukraine, Lithuania, Moldova, Kirghistan, Belorussia, Russia, Japan.