"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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Bhopal Medical Appeal at TEDxWarwick

TEDxWarwick is one of the oldest and most established TEDx events having been running continuously since 2008. For this year’s event, TEDxWarwick 2018, we were lucky enough to have BMA Executive Trustee, Tim Edwards, invited as one of the speakers. In the words of Surabhi Nagar, a part of the content team helping deliver the event: […]

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Indian Institute of Toxicological Research Tests Water of 20 More Bhopal Communities for Chemical Contamination

A recent interim order from the Indian Supreme Court has acknowledged that 20 more housing colonies have become affected by the contamination of their groundwater, bringing the overall number to 42, and a team from the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) was due in Bhopal, on the 2nd April, to begin collecting water samples. […]

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Dow CEO Jumps Ship on All Fools’ Day… Replacement Facing Tough Shareholder Resolutions on Bhopal

Jim Fitterling will become CEO of Dow Chemical, on April 1, 2018, as previous incumbent Andrew Liveris steps down after close to 14-years in office. Liveris’ Tenure culminated in the chemical giant’s merger, with erstwhile rival DuPont Co, last summer. Liveris may go down in history as having done everything to keep the thorny, Bhopal […]

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Yoga For Bhopal- Arm Balance & Inversion Workshop

Learn to build up your inversion and arm-balance practice by attending a 90-minute workshop in aid of the Bhopal Medical Appeal, hosted by Becky Spooner, at MoreYoga in Finsbury Park, London. “This workshop will start off with a warm-up of sun salutations followed by some strengthening holds and wrist stretches. We will then progress on to workshopping […]

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