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Ukraine: Is Victimhood Profitable?

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Ukraine, Disaster, Environment, Governance, Health, History, Human Rights, Humanitarian Response, International Relations, Travel, Youth

MoldovAnn takes a critical look [1] at programs for “the so-called ‘children of Chornobyl'” and other Chernobyl-related aid efforts: “I do believe aid organizations want to help people have better lives. But when I hear them talking about ‘we’re going to support this community because it’s not too far from Kyiv and we can easily visit it in a day during our short visit to Ukraine’, it’s hard for me to take them seriously. If they really want to help the most needy, the most affected, the most at-risk people, then they should go to the far away, isolated, hard-to-get-to places – precisely because no one goes there.”