"As an example of a holistic, environmentally-sound, community-focused and patient-centred approach to healthcare, the Sambhavna Clinic is way ahead of anything I have ever visited or worked in, anywhere in the world."

Dr John Hurst, Senior Lecturer, Honorary Consultant, UCL Medical School / Royal Free Hampstead NHS, London

Raghu Rai

This famous, terrible and tender picture was taken by Magnum photographer Raghu Rai on the morning of December 3rd, 1984, after the night of horror in Bhopal when a huge cloud of poison gas 500 times more toxic than hydrogen cyanide spewed from a factory belonging to Union Carbide Corporation.

Thousands died in hideous ways. As the sun rose on streets full of corpses, Raghu found himself in a graveyard where a man was burying his young daughter. The father had covered the tiny body but then, unable to bear parting from her, brushed the earth away for one last look.

For the Bhopalis this picture has come to symbolise over 30 years of unimaginable suffering, an injustice never righted, crimes unpunished, and a community that most of the world has forgotten.

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Children of Bhopal

Something very shameful is happening in Bhopal and hardly anyone knows about it. Children are being born dead and malformed in numbers not seen since the spate of horrific births that followed the gas catastrophe of 1984.

Mention Bhopal and most people think of the horrific events of 3rd December 1984, when the city was devastated by a huge leak of poison gas from a pesticide factory owned by US chemical giant Union Carbide.

Thousands died in agony, choking, blinded by gas that burned their eyes and seared their lungs. More than half a million were injured. Today in the city, upwards of 150,000 people are still chronically ill from the injuries suffered on that night. The death toll has reached more than 25,000.

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Villagers collecting water from a contaminated well in Bhopal. Photo: (c) Alex Masi.

Petition For Rehearing At ‘The Court That Never Wanted This Case’.

On the Huffington Post blog Katie Redford, Co-Founder and Director, EarthRights International explains how the US Courts have repeatedly dismissed Bhopal lawsuits without one deposition or trial. This week, Earth Rights International appealed to a Federal court to reconsider the case. This legal brief is powerfully written and traces that history:   This week we […]

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International Day of Yoga 2016. Yoga Therapy is Changing Lives for Women Survivors of the Bhopal Gas Disaster

Among the survivors, women in Bhopal have been particularly badly affected by the contamination, suffering a plethora of gynaecological complaints. In addition to respiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological health complications experienced as a result of the disaster, thousands of women are also affected by gynaecological and endocrinal problems. And in a city where many Muslim and […]

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