Joan Collins AS happens every year, the Humanitarian Infant Association of Mon has made a call for “solidarity” to the families in Majorca who wish to play host this summer to children who live in Murmansk, an area of Russia badly affected by its climate and by radiation, giving them a chance to live for a month in conditions which are much better for their health. The President of the Association, Sebastia Roig, explained that this initiative, which was started 13 years ago, has so far allowed 500 children to come to Majorca from areas contaminated by radiation, such as Chernobyl, Siberia or Murmansk, which is the site of the largest naval base in Russia. The 35 children who are coming to Majorca are between 5 and 12 years old. They are orphans and, although they do not show signs of having any infectious diseases, on arriving in Majorca they will be given medical attention which will consist of visits to specialists and the analysis of blood samples. Roig explained that the families who look after the Russian children for a month will have an interpreter at their disposal, who will help them with any situation arising with the children during their stay outside their native country. The President of the Association appealed to the “solidarity of the Majorcans so that these children can have a month in a place where the air is pure and where they can eat uncontaminated food in the company of a family who will show them affection. Normally, a child only comes to Majorca once, although there are exceptions. For example, in cases where, due to a health problem, it is necessary for them to have a medical examination to determine the degree of the illness and possibly cure it, he added. The Association of Mon also makes it possible for Russian children with “degenerative haemophilia” to come to the Balearics to be operated on in the Son Dureta hospital. In addition to this, every year Majorcan families play host to children from the Saharan refugee camps.