Friday, June 08, 2007

Chernobyl - 20 Years Later

Sarah Wallace, a senior at Duke University majoring in public policy and global health, is traveling to Chernobyl, Ukraine this summer and has a blog to document her travels and foray into the Ukrainian language. She links to this powerful photo essay by Paul Fusco who traveled to Belarus for two months to document the horrific health consequences, especially to the children, of the nuclear disaster ongoing some twenty years later. I was struck by the incredible courage and love shown by the health care providers and families struggling to cope in such challenging circumstances. Although the images are difficult to view, the courage they portray is inspiring. I encourage you to wish Sarah well on her travels.

For many, the Chernobyl disaster is long forgotten or even unknown.

May we never forget.


Photo credit.

Chernobyl Children's Project International website.

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