Letter: The fall-out over Chernobyl

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The Independent Online
ALTHOUGH it is true that few governments have been as supportive of those affected by Chernobyl as the Cuban government, it is quite a different story when it comes to the response from ordinary people. Thousands of children are invited to Britain, Ireland, Germany, Italy and Spain every year for recuperative holidays. Doctors in Belarus believe that such holidays, eating clean food and breathing fresh uncontaminated air boost the children's damaged immune systems for up to two years. We only wish that western governments would do more to fulfil their responsibilities to those affected by the world's worst ever environmental disaster.

Linda Walker

Chernobyl Children's Project

Glossop, Derbyshire