About Project

Chernobyl/ICRIN (International Chornobyl Research and Information Network) launched in 2009 was a three-year regional project - joint effort by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the World Health Organization (WHO) designed to meet the priority information needs of affected communities in Belarus, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine. Funded by the UN Trust Fund for Human Security, this initiative aimed to translate the latest scientific information on the consequences of the accident into sound practical advice for residents of the affected territories. The project would have a profound impact on the people living in Chernobyl-affected territories in Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine through meeting the priority information needs of affected communities.

The Chernobyl/ICRIN project would focus on meeting the priority information needs of the affected communities through the introduction of a sustainable response mechanism that would link the information needs (in health, environment and socio-economic spheres) of Chernobyl-affected populations with corresponding internationally-recognized, objective scientific knowledge, adapted to be understandable to information consumers. Improved access to information would help people live safely and productively in the affected territories and enable them to take action to implement community-driven recovery initiatives that would tackle their priority needs and directly improve the level of their human security. The effectiveness of this initiative will be ensured by a monitoring system that had to be created in the areas of the project's operations.