"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 28 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 100,000 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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Pictures and bracelets made by the children of Inverurie


We were pleased to receive these lovely, colourful pictures and handmade friendship bracelets in the post this week, all kindly made by children aged 5-11 in Inverurie West, Scotland for the children in the Chingari Children’s Clinic. We shall be delivering these beautiful gifts to Chingari in time for the 31st anniversary of the disaster on […]

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#BhopalFacing30, Francesca Moore- Events

Exhibition dates: 5 November- 4 December 2015 Launch Party: 4 November, 18:30- 21:00 ‘In Conversation’ event with Martin Barnes, Senior Curator, Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum talking to Francesca: Thursday 19 November, 19.00 Bhopal: Facing 30 is a photographic project in two parts that portrays the site of the 1984 Bhopal disaster today and the […]

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