0.01 This Report contains the findings of a study commissioned by agencies of the United Nations to obtain up-to-date and credible information on the current conditions in which people affected by the Chernobyl accident are living fifteen years after the explosion, and to make recommendations as to how their needs can best be addressed in the light of this information. 0.02 The Report is addressed in the first instance to the UN and its funds, programmes and specialised agencies and to the international donor community. The need to tackle the consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear accident has spurred the development of wide-ranging international co-operation in science, humanitarian assistance and technology. The primary role has, rightly, always been taken by the Governments of the countries directly concerned, initially the Soviet Unio
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