Karachaganak News

Media: The Police Detained Environmental Activist in Western Kazakhstan Oblast

Translated by Crude Accountability. The original article was published by Uralsk Weekly on May 7, 2019:  http://www.uralskweek.kz/2019/05/07/policiya-zaderzhala-ekologicheskogo-aktivista-v-zko/] In Burlin District of Western Kazakhstan Region [of Kazakhstan] the police, without any explanation, detained environmental activist Sergey Solyanik. He was detained while photographing in the village of Berezovka, the residents of which were relocated from...Read More »

Crude Accountability is featured in new documentary series

Crude Accountability is proud to be featured in new documentary series, “Then came…, me?”. In the first episode of the series, award-winning film-maker Mark Warford talks to Crude Accountability director Kate Watters about the 15-year long fight for human rights in the village of Berezovka, Kazakhstan. The episode featuring the story of...Read More »

Kazakhstani Doctors Recognize the Children of Berezovka are Seriously Ill, But Do Not Offer Appropriate Treatment

Today, June 1, International Children’s Day, Crude Accountability, the international coalition, Children or Oil? and the Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and the Rule of Law remember the untenable situation in which the children of Berezovka, Kazakhstan find themselves. Suffering from toxic emissions from the Karachaganak Oil and Gas...Read More »

Tragedy of Berezovka Children Highlights Shameful Lending Practices of the IFC

An important development in the story of the children of Berezovka, Kazakhstan, who were poisoned by toxic emissions, raises questions about the World Bank’s redress mechanisms. Toxic exposure from an accident at the Karachaganak Oil and Gas Condensate Field, resulted in a diagnosis of toxic encephalopathy for children from Western...Read More »

Children of Berezovka are Diagnosed with Toxic Encephalopathy

Poisoned children from the Kazakhstani village of Berezovka are diagnosed with toxic encephalopathy. Doctors say the likely cause of poisoning is hydrocarbons and their fumes. In March 2018, Albina Iskakova and Alina Kusmangaliyeva of Berezovka, Kazakhstan were examined at the Semashko Children’s Center for Diagnosis and Treatment, one of the most...Read More »

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