A survivor of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, who was abandoned in an orphanage before being adopted in Co Meath has described a new wave of tourism following the popular TV series as 'disrespectful and dangerous.'
Wed, 19 Jun, 2019
The founder of the Irish charity which has helped thousands of children affected by the world’s worst nuclear accident says she hopes the global reaction to the critically-acclaimed US TV miniseries Chernobyl will translate into donations.
Thu, 06 Jun, 2019
Reactor number four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered an explosion during a technical test on April 26, 1986. As a result of the accident, in the then Soviet Union, more than 400 times more radiation was emitted than that released by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima (Japan) in 1945. It remains the largest nuclear accident in history.
Mon, 13 May, 2019
The CEO of Chernobyl Children International (CCI) Adi Roche has warned that we cannot use the 32nd anniversary of the nuclear accident today to confine an ongoing and serious issue to the history books.
Thu, 26 Apr, 2018
A survivor of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster who has just graduated with a Masters in Criminology, is calling on the Belarussian Government to reopen adoption opportunities so other children can have the same chances of life in Ireland as she had.
Thu, 05 Apr, 2018
Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, a catastrophic incident that killed hundreds and still affects the lives of thousands of people in northern Ukraine, as well as neighbouring Belarus and Russia.
Wed, 27 Apr, 2016
An institution for abandoned children was more like a ‘house of death’, says CCI chief executive Adi Roche, who has worked hard, with lots of Irish help, to make things better for the youth of Chernobyl, writes
Mon, 25 Apr, 2016
Sat, 23 Apr, 2016
Some of the world’s leading photographers, writers and film makers are set to take part in a new campaign run by Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International (CCI), to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster this April.
Thu, 10 Mar, 2016
Chernobyl children campaigner Adi Roche has warned that political turmoil in Ukraine is jeopardising the safety of the damaged nuclear reactor which she said was “a ticking time bomb”.
Wed, 23 Apr, 2014