Photojournalist Menno Meijer
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Chausy, Belarus, A boy in the Chernobyl Zone with sever birth defects and brittle bones. His mother handles him with extreme care for fear of fracturing his bones. The region's health care is marginal at best and overflowing with sick children and the elderly. Birth defects, and the death rate are on the rise in the contaminated region.