"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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Mr Sarosh Daruvala

It was with great sadness that we learned recently of the death of one of our committed supporters, Sarosh Daruvala. The Bhopal Medical Appeal clearly meant a lot to Sarosh. He had just completed a children’s book, entitled Raju’s Story. It was inspired by the real-life experiences of a young Bhopali boy, coping with birth […]

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Technical Assessment Offer under the Beyond Bhopal process

Will Nicholls, Project Director of Beyond Bhopal, explains the issues surrounding the preconditions of a technical assessment live on Al Jazeera International News after the European Union’s Subcommittee on Human rights and the German Government’s International Development Agency GTZ offer a Technical Assess under the Beyond Bhopal process. Most critically, a detailed site assessment as […]

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Dow Live Earth

Campaigners have condemned the sponsorship of a ‘run for water’ event by a chemicals company that refuses to take responsibility of a gas tragedy that continues to contaminate water for survivors. Dow Chemical is sponsoring Al Gore’s Live Earth event taking place today across the globe. Participants in New York and over 150 cities around […]

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