AICM in 2021
31 employees
165 assisted care centers
2 750 000 direct and indirect beneficiaries, including 16.500 COVID patients in intensive care

The Chernobyl disaster happened 25 years ago


Today, the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster has acquired special significance in the light of the events that unfolded in Japan. But 5 years ago, neither a European nor a Russian official came. Meetings of prominent personalities and heads of government did not take place. Then the AICM Foundation, together with the MHIGE association, organized a colossal humanitarian operation. 35 minibuses, driven by French students and loaded with medical supplies, arrived from all over France to deliver relief and comfort to residents and hospitals in the regions around Chernobyl. We alone in Gitomir laid a wreath at the monument to 53 firefighters of the plant, who were the first direct victims of the disaster. On such birthdays, the human factor is always forgotten. These are 650 thousand liquidators who worked in extreme conditions. All of them received lethal doses of radioactivity in the short and medium term. Everyone is dead or sick now. Their families also suffered without any research, as the AICM was unable to finance any of them in 2007. The explosion would have had more or less serious consequences for a population of 8 million. Not to mention the 850,000 inhabitants who still live in the contaminated territories of Ukraine, Russia and especially Belarus. However, most of the surviving liquidators do not have medical supervision and receive a pension of less than 100 euros per month. The pension, which, most likely, will be canceled in the near future by the Ukrainian government, which is trying to save on paltry scanty funds. Thus, the name Chernobyl is not only a memory, it is an everyday reality for millions of men, women and children who have become victims twice, once as a result of disaster and corruption that rages in this tortured country on the steps of Europe, which is looking somewhere yet ...