Chernobyl children's charity in trouble over visa changes - John Willats report
Visits to the East Midlands by children from Belarus may come under threat because of government plans to charge for their travel visas.
Trips to the UK are organised every year for thousands of children still badly affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986. But one of the charities involved says the visa charge could force them to bring fewer children in the future. John Willats reports.
A charity from Leicestershire, 'Friend of Chernobyl's Children', has arranged a visit to some of Birmingham's top tourist attractions for fifteen children who have each been affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.
The visit to the West Midlands is part of a 5 year family hosting programme that's designed to improve their health and give them respite from the difficult conditions they endure in their home country of Belarus.
Organisers also hope the trip will give the children, aged between 8 and 11 years, the opportunity to learn about different cultures and history.