Youth in Action 2016: Youth for a green future

This year the youth exchange project brought together young people from 6 countries. A group of 39 children from Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Japan, Italy and Switzerland, all took part in a Green Cross summer camp program. Youth Camp was implemented with the support and coordination of ch.Stiftung and held as part of Green Cross Social and Medical Care Program with the participation of Green Cross organizations in Ukraine, Belarus, Japan, Italy and Switzerland.

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Children's camp «Kinderdorf Senti» for internally displaced children

For the second year in a row due to the invitation and support of GHS Nonprofit Közhasznü Kft. and SENAT Aktiengesellschaft Vaduz children's camp in Hungary was organized for internally displaced children from the Eastern Ukraine. The project started last year and has been successfully implemented this summer thanks to the coordination support of Green Cross Switzerland in collaboration with Green Cross Ukraine with the participation of the local Ukrainian partners from the Department of Youth and Family Policy of the Zhytomyr Oblast State Administration and Services for Children and Families Affairs of the Kyiv Regional State Administration.

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Mobile medical team is in action

Modern socio-demographic situation in the Zhytomyr region remains complex and ambiguous. Demographic indicators are deteriorated in the areas affected by radioactive contamination: the birth rate decreases and mortality increases, the working-age population migrates from those contaminated areas in less polluted areas, other cities and countries.

Hundreds of thousands of families and children reside, grow up and develop in conditions of prolonged exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation and other unfavorable factors after Chernobyl period. It is noticed that all the children are have higher level of pathological prevalence. Children with diffuse toxic goiter are observed significantly higher prevalence and intensity of dental caries and its complications. There is a greater percentage of destruction of periodontal tissues, which indicates the need for further detailed study of the dental status in thyroid comorbidity to establish causal relationships. In the context of the planned rehabilitation within the Zhytomyr region figures look heterogeneously. Low level of dental health is indicated in children living in Olevsk, Emilchinsky, Novograd-Volynskiy, Korosten and Ovruch areas. There is a need in the treatment of teeth at the base of "Caries Prevention" center at the Zhytomyr Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital. Almost one in eight people living in the contaminated area is in a state of depression, anxiety, emotional instability, stress, conflicts and crises. People are in downbeat mood about their future. Topical issue is the system of social security and assistance to the most "vulnerable" sectors of the population (large families, low income and asocial families).

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