"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

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

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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Harsh Lessons in Occupational Health and Safety History: the Union Carbide Disaster

In the June 2018 issue of the Safety Institute of Australia’s publication ‘OHS Professional’ BMA’s Tim Edwards and Colin Toogood describe a litany of occupational health and safety transgressions from the earliest days of the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal; and how a complex series of interacting events including design defects, repeated failures, reduced staff […]

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Skydive for Bhopal

Saturday 16th June saw five of our more daring fundraisers take on an epic skydiving challenge. Not only were the intrepid bunch ready to face the challenge awaiting them, they elected to go a step further- jumping from 15,000ft instead of the expected 10k! Between the group they’ve already raised over £3000 and the donations […]

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Bhopal Survivors in Support of People Harmed by Vedanta’s Pollution in Toothukudi

A controversial British-owned copper smelting plant in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu was shut down by the local government just days after 13 people were killed by police during protests against the facility. Local people had been protesting and calling for the closure of the factory for 99 days before violence ensued on […]

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