Caring for survivors of the world’s worst industrial disaster - The Bhopal Gas Tragedy.

Since 1996 we have helped provide free medical care, education and community support to those suffering the effects of Union Carbide’s gas disaster, and to families still being damaged in their thousands by ongoing water poisoning.

We promote community-led practices that can be adopted by those affected by industrial disasters around the world. We support activities to prevent future such disasters.

We believe Carbide's owner Dow must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, the survivors continue to turn to each other, and to us.

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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Join Us For A Live Webinar

Join Us For A Live Webinar

Bhopal's Endless Disaster In The Time Of Covid-19

On the 36th anniversary of Union Carbide's Bhopal Disaster at 3pm on 2nd December, we host a live webinar on the plight of gas survivors now.

Join health workers operating on the front line in gas-affected neighbourhoods, as well as medical and technical experts, to learn about the 1984 Bhopal Gas Disaster's unremitting impacts, why survivors are left gravely at-risk to the Covid-19 pandemic, and how their selfless efforts to protect each other by means of a demanding and dangerous 'community shield' program carries important lessons for every community.

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Bhopal Survivor’s 36th Anniversary Events

As the 36th anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster approaches next Wednesday, December 2nd, a number of events have been organised by survivor groups in Bhopal to pay respects to those have died during those long years. The following list of events have been organised by the Sambhavna and Chingari clinics and will take place […]

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Supporter Fiona Case’s Trip to Bhopal

Today we are pleased to share a story from one of our longest standing supporters and contributors, Fiona Case, about her visit to Bhopal and the Sambhavna and Chingari clinics last year. In addition to running regular fundraisers for the charity, along with her husband Michael, Fiona is also our coordinator for the litter picking […]

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Covid-19 Update: November

Every week in Bhopal, Community Health Workers (CHW’s) from Sambhavna and teams of Community Health Volunteers (CHV’s) from local neighbourhoods screen local residents for Covid-19 symptoms, refer those who test positive for treatment, and carry out other essential community health work for survivors. In November, teams of Community Health Volunteers screened over 300 residents in […]

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