"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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Backwell Festival 2018 Supports Bhopal Medical Appeal as Overseas Charity.

From humble beginnings, Backwell Festival has grown into a much-loved independent music festival in an idyllic setting.  Offering an inspirational, diverse and eclectic line-up, with an emphasis on world rhythms, theatre and educational workshops, Backwell promotes good food, creativity and art, while raising money for local and global good causes. Backwell Festival is run on […]

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Bhopal in Pictures by Ryan Ashcroft

Photojournalist Ryan Ashcroft recently returned from a stay of two months at the Sambhavna Clinic in Bhopal. “I want to document overlooked or forgotten stories and the Bhopal Disaster is definitely one of those. Not enough people back home know about the full extent of the tragedy, so I thought it’d be good to come […]

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Trade Union Friends of Bhopal

A new group, consisting of members and representatives of various unions has recently been formed in support of the Bhopal Disaster survivors. Trade Union Friends of Bhopal aims to build a network of unions and union members, starting here in the UK but aiming to spread worldwide. Given the occupational safety issues leading up to […]

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