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Caring for the Orphaned Children of Belarus

In Belarus, the nightmare of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster persists in the faces of the young children living at the Minsk Orphanage. Most of the 90 children who consider this orphanage their home, suffer from birth defects and developmental delays attributed to one of the worst radioactive accidents in human history. According to official post-Soviet data, about 60% of the radioactive fallout landed in Belarus. After the Chernobyl tragedy, the number

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