"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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Dow HQ DuPont Protest 2016

Bhopal Campaigners at Dow’s ‘DuPont Merger’ Stockholder Meeting

Our picture shows members of the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal outside Dow’s HQ in Midland Michigan prior to the special meeting where, as we understood it, stockholders were to vote on the proposed merger of Dow with DuPont. At the meeting, the campaigners were intending to raise the fact that Dow has omitted […]

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Letter to Dow /DuPont Boards Ahead of Stockholder Meeting 20/07/2016

BY EXPRESS MAIL, FAX & EMAIL                                                                                            July 18, 2016   The Dow Chemical Company                                                              E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company 2030 Dow Center                                                                                       974 Centre Road Midland, Michigan  48674                                                                   Wilmington, Delaware  19805 Attn:  Board of Directors                                                                        Attn: Board of Directors Re: DowDuPont Merger To the Boards of Directors of E. I. du Pont […]

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