Ireland is among the countries that provide the most significant humanitarian assistance to the Republic of Belarus.
In Ireland there are more than 20 social and humanitarian organizations helping Belarus overcome the consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster by organizing rehabilitation and treatment in Ireland of Belarusian children from the affected areas, bringing highly professional Irish doctors to Belarus, sending humanitarian supplies, medical equipment, vehicles for rural medical institutions.
According to the Department on humanitarian activity of the Office of the President of the Republic of Belarus in 2016 Belarus received from Ireland funds and commodities for humanitarian programmes in the amount of $ 0,819 million (in 2015 – 0,536). During that year 327 (418) Belarusian children travelled to Ireland for rehabilitation.
April 26, 2016 the head of the “Chernobyl Children International” Adi Roche spoke on behalf of Belarus during the commemorative session of the UN GA devoted to the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident.