Germany accused of "deporting" its elderly: Rising numbers moved to Asia and Eastern Europe because of sky-high care costs

Germany accused of 'deporting' its elderly: Rising numbers moved to Asia and Eastern Europe because of sky-high care costsCountry's elderly and sick being sent abroad due to rising care costsSituation described as 'inhumane deportation' and a huge 'alarm signal' Warning to Britain where pensioners are selling homes to pay for healthcare | UPDATED: 22:17 GMT, 27 December 2012 German pensioners are being sent to care homes in Eastern Europe and Asia in what has been described as an ‘inhumane deportation’. Rising numbers of the elderly and sick are moved overseas for long-term care because of sky-high costs at home. Some private healthcare providers are even building homes overseas, while state insurers are also investigating whether they can care for their clients abroad

Pictured: The cap that is being lowered into place to protect the world from Chernobyl"s crumbling tomb

Pictured: The colossal cap being lowered over exploded nuclear reactor to protect the world from Chernobyl's crumbling tombWorkers raised first section of colossal arch-shaped structure that will help clean up the consequences of explosion Upon completion, 1.2bn shelter will be moved on tracks over building containing destroyed reactor, allowing work to begin on dismantling the reactor and disposing of radioactive wasteWorld's worst nuclear accident led to more than 6,000 cases of cancer, 115,000 evacuations and 23 deathsPhotographs shows scene of devastation 26 years on from the Chernobyl disaster, leaving Pripyat a ghostly town | UPDATED: 02:57 GMT, 28 November 2012 Workers have raised the first section of a colossal arch-shaped structure that will cover the exploded nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl power station. It is part of a 1.2bn project to clean up the damage caused by the world's worst nuclear accident in the then Soviet republic of Ukraine – which led to more than 6,000 cases of cancer, 115,000 forced evacuations and 28 deaths due to radiation sickness.