Photojournalist Menno Meijer
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A child cries on the railway platform in Chausy, Belarus as her parents fight. Fifteen minutes later the woman tried to kill herself by jumping in front of the oncoming train. Her husband caught her just in time. They boarded the train. Ilnesses from radiation, a crumbled economy, increased death rate and extreme poverty have created a social crisis in the region with alcoholism the number one cause of broken families. Many of these children are removed from their families and placed in orpahanages.