Karachaganak News

Children of Berezovka: It Is Time to Help!

Today, International Children’s Day, Crude Accountability and the Children or Oil Coalition are launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise money in support of medical assistance to children from the village of Berezovka, who were harmed by toxic emissions from the Karachaganak oil and gas condensate field on November 28, 2014. Every...Read More »

Government claims that children received medical care. Parents disagree

It has become known that in March, the Department of Health Care of the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan finally answered last year’s letter from the parents of the children of Berezovka. The children were seriously injured in the accident at the Karachaganak oil...Read More »

Eighteen Months without Progress: Attorney General of Russia was Reminded about Berezovka children

As it became known today, last week the Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law (KIBHR) received the answer to their inquiries about the Russian investigation into the case of the poisoned Berezovka children. In 2015, Kazakh authorities asked for an assistance of the Russian “competent authorities” to...Read More »


November 28, 2016 marks the second-year anniversary of the mass poisoning by toxic emissions of the Berezovka children. For the past two years, children have continued to suffer from loss of consciousness, headaches, seizures, numbness of the extremities and other symptoms of a serious disease—toxic encephalopathy. That was a diagnosis...Read More »

Children's Rights and the Environment

The Problem of Berezovka’s Poisoned Children is Discussed at The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child On September 23, Geneva, Switzerland hosted the annual discussion forum of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. The goal of the forum was to promote understanding of the relationship...Read More »

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