Quarantined for life

April 26 was the 34th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident. Even today there are those who still carry the legacy of Chernobyl and must spend their entire existence in quarantine”. As in Belarus, a country that has received 70% of the fallout of radioactive material from Chernobyl, with a significant increase in children born with physical and mental disabilities. In all the states of the former Soviet Union, disabled people have always been a problem, discriminated against and marginalised. The disabled must be hidden so it is the state that takes control of their lives. In Belarus, for example, there are public facilities for the disabled: internees. This report shows the lives of those who spend their lives in these facilities. Watch the full report here