A group of Ukrainian children who are part of the ‘Rehabilitation of the Ukrainian Children’ project departed for Slovenia today. Since 2005, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, in cooperation with the Slovenian Red Cross, has been carrying out the project, providing rehabilitation to Ukrainian children who are suffering the consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear explosion and are still experiencing health problems. 

The target group includes mainly children suffering from respiratory or dermatological diseases, and musculoskeletal injuries. By 2011, 262 children between the ages of 6 and 14 attended the rehabilitation programe in Slovenia.

This year, Slovenia is welcoming 31 children, who will be included into the rehabilitation programme of health care, chest physical therapy, hydrotherapy and endurance training. The rehabilitation will be taking place at Debeli Rtič, from 19 to 27 August. During that time, the children will also be visiting different towns across Slovenia.

The children come from the city of Kiev and the regions of Kiev, Volyn, Zhytomyr, Rivne, and Chernihiv. They were selected by the Ukrainian Red Cross.