"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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‘Marketer of Fantasy’ President-Elect Chooses Under Fire Australian to head American Manufacturing Council

With an incredible slap on the face for the survivors of the Bhopal Disaster, controversial Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris has been appointed head of the American Manufacturing Council at a rally in Michigan. Dow has a notorious reputation for running rough-shod over rules and regulations in the countries within which it chooses to do […]

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ethecon Hands over the ‘Black Planet’ Award certificate in Houston, Texas.

On 8th December, ethecon activists joined with ‘unreasonable woman’ and Texan activist Diane Wilson, previous winner of the International ethecon Blue Planet Award 2006, to defame Dow Chemical in Houston for ignoring its responsibilities toward Bhopal. While ethecon activists, with friends from Code Pink and the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB) were demonstrating […]

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