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  • Writer's pictureJessica Moore

Lend a Hand of Comfort to the Children of Chernobyl

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster rained down 70% of its radiation on the small republic of Belarus. Once known as ‘the bread basket of the Soviet Union’, Belarusian people have been hit hard by tragedy.

Today, many forms of cancer and resulting health problems remain a serious issue in the small republic, and donated medicine is crucial for vulnerable families.

CitiHope has three 40’ sea containers filled with medicine ready to send to Belarus. Each container holds antibiotics to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections and severe respiratory illnesses, heart failure and hypertension medicines, and migraine medication… enough to treat thousands of economically vulnerable patients.

  • We need your help to quickly distribute this life-saving medicine, valued at $3.3 million.

  • Each sea container costs $11,000, so we need to raise $33,000.

  • These deliveries will have a return on investment of 103:1 - $103 of medicine delivered for each $1 donated!

Please donate today!

Every dollar matters, and so does sharing this need with your friends! Thank you, in advance, for your compassion and generosity.


About Belarus:

The former Soviet Republic of Belarus absorbed 70% of the radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear reactor explosion in 1986, leading to serious public health consequences for the Belarusian people. In the fall of 1990, CitiHope traveled to Belarus and met children facing advanced stages of leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, and thyroid lymphomas with little or no medicine for treatment. This encounter led CitiHope to dedicate itself to provide hope and healing to the “children of Chernobyl”, successfully procuring, delivering, and distributing over US $258 million in essential pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and nutritious food. Over the past twenty-six years, CitiHope has engaged in a diverse array of programs in Belarus, including a maternal-child healthcare program, a breast cancer screening program, primary healthcare reform, and volunteer initiatives.

About CitiHope:

CitiHope Relief & Development has successfully delivered over $1.4 billion USD in medical, nutritional and developmental humanitarian assistance since 1990 to people in need around the world. Through private and public partnerships including the U.S. State Department, USAID and The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, CitiHope has leveraged each $1.00 granted by 20:1 and higher while maintaining administrative and fundraising costs under 10%.

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