"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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Dominique Hudson to run BMA Stall at Leftfest, St Mary’s, City College, Southampton, 23rd July 2016

Every year Southampton activists organise a big festival called Leftfest. It’s a lively affair, very well attended with music, food and stalls representing all the different groups existing in Southampton. It’s taking place on 23rd July this year at the Hub, St Mary’s, City College. If you can make it to the festival, please visit Dominique […]

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Comic Strip Telling Bhopal Story

Over the next eight days we’ll be serialising a comic strip drawn by a young woman from Bhopal. Her name is Kokila and she has thrown herself in to the campaign, producing some really excellent work. Kokila is from the new part of Bhopal where the disaster was less severe and where many might prefer […]

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BHOPAL, INDIA: Sameer, 16 years old, held by his mother Wahida at home in the Jamalpura neighborhood. Sameer was born to parents contaminated by a carcinogenic and mutagenic water supply.

‘Bhopal, Toxic Trespass Wins Allard Prize For Photography

The Allard Prize for International Integrity is awarded biennially to an individual, movement or organization that has demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the Rule of Law. It is one of the world’s largest prizes dedicated to the fight against corruption and protecting human rights. The Allard […]

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The Dow Carbide Corporate Veil

The International Campaign for Bhopal Petition, which we are currently helping support, explains that the US Government successfully held BP to account, for its role on the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, whilst simultaneously sheltering the Dow Chemical Company from the clutches of the Indian courts. Since December 1st 1987, Union Carbide […]

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