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3-3-2-6Support for and Exchange with Hibakusha around the World

Participants from Hiroshima float lanterns on the Irtysh River in Semipalatinsk (now, Semey City).
August 29, 1999 Courtesy of The Chugoku Shimbun

The people of Hiroshima have sponsored many efforts to use local medical knowledge of radiation disorders to help those exposed to nuclear tests and nuclear accidents around the world. Formed in 1991 through cooperation among the prefecture, city, and Hiroshima University, the Hiroshima International Council for Health Care of the Radiation-Exposed (HICARE) offers technical instruction to trainees from abroad. A citizens' movement to support sufferers near the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site in the former Soviet Union sponsors various exchanges while providing medicine and equipment.