"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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A Yoga for Bhopal Update

We are very pleased to announce that Laura Potts at Yoga For All York is holding a fundraising event on Saturday 1st December, in aid of The Bhopal Medical Appeal and our Yoga For Bhopal project. Laura held a successful workshop last year and for this event  has planned a varied line up of participatory, […]

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A Volunteer’s Video Diary

Ian Jarvis is a practitioner and tutor of ‘Spineworks’, a form of physical therapy focusing on the soft tissue of the body and is currently in Bhopal, for the fifth time, voluntarily offering his services at both the Sambhavna and Chingari clinics. Ian always takes a deep interest in whatever is going on around him […]

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‘False Affidavit Submitted on Water Quality’

Four of the main groups representing survivors of the Bhopal Disaster have accused the local government of submitting a false affidavit to the Supreme Court of India regarding the quality of drinking water. The affidavit concerns water supplies that have been piped in to communities affected by ground water contaminated with chemicals emanating from toxic […]

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DowDuPont Prepares to Split Into Three With no Mention of Bhopal Liabilities

Registration Statements for the New Dow do not Reveal Potential Bhopal Liabilities After the 2017 merger of the Dow Chemical Company with DuPont Nemours, a vast chemical company, known as DowDuPont, was formed. In September 2018, it filed a Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, representing the first step in the process […]

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