UNDP Chernobyl recovery projects


International Chernobyl Research and Information Network (ICRIN) is a joint effort by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the World Health Organization (WHO). It is implemented in three most-affected countries Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. Activities planned under the ICRIN project include the dissemination of information, through education and training for teachers, medical professionals, community leaders, and the media; providing local residents with practical advice on health risks and healthy lifestyles; the creation of Internet-equipped information centers in rural areas; and small-scale community infrastructure projects aimed at improving living conditions and promoting self-reliance.

Enhancing Human Security in the Chernobyl Affected Areas of Belarus. The aim of the project is to comprehensively enhance human security in five Chernobyl affected districts of Belorussia. In line with the project realisation residents of the target districts will be given the necessary means to improve income security, minimise radiation exposure and practise healthy lifestyles. The project focuses on specific communities to develop and test new approaches which can later be extended to cover other Chernobyl-affected areas in Belarus. For further information, please visit UNDP Belarus website.

Maria Sharapova Foundation Scholarship for Youth from the Chernobyl-affected Areas of Belarus. The project aims to provide gifted and talented but economically disadvantaged youth from the Chernobyl-affected regions of Belarus with the financial means to pursue studies in the field of fine arts at the Belarusian State. University and the Belorussian State Academy of Arts.

Completerd Recovery projects

Cooperation for Rehabilitation (CORE) programme. Training, organizational support, and start-up business assistance are provided to affected communities within the project. The main goal is to restore a sense of community self-reliance and self-sufficiency and improve the living conditions in the affected territories. The CORE programme is a joint initiative of local, national, and international partners focusing on four priority areas: health care and monitoring; economic and social development in rural areas; culture and education of children and youth, and transmission of the memory of the Chernobyl disaster; and radiological quality. For more information, visit UNDP in Belarus website.


Family Health. The objective of the project is to improve health of people living in the Chernobyl-affected communities of the Stolin District by establishing a sustainable framework and mechanisms for education of target groups on the issues of healthy parenthood, upbringing and developing healthy children as well as safe living in the Chernobyl-affected regions of Belorussia. Further information


Establishment of International Scientific and Practical Centre of Thyroid Disease. The Center of Thyroid Disease addresses the needs of population suffering from thyroid diseases and associated endocrinological illnesses as a result of the Chernobyl accident. The main aim of the project is to provide the lacking scientific background, infrastructure, and expertise for further advancement of thyroid diseases diagnostics and treatment, and for sustainable improvements in health of the Chernobyl-affected population. Further information


Area Based Development of the Chernobyl-Affected Areas of Belarus. The aim of this project is to promote the enhancement of the livelihoods of rural residents in the Chernobyl-affected areas of Belarus through community mobilisation, development of participatory planning and improved social delivery, as well as through provision of economic development opportunities for the most vulnerable groups of local population. Further information


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