"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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The Loss of a True Friend

With great sadness, we must report the loss of a true friend. Ganga Ram was a well-loved man, one of the ‘elders’ of Oriya Busti, and an unofficial custodian of the Oria school, founded with funds from the Dominique Lapierre foundation. Ganga and family, along with the other residents of Oriya were among the most […]

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Women Survivor Activists

Women Survivor Activists (a working title) is a work-in-progress series of empowering formal portraits of women living in the shadows of the Bhopal Disaster site. Working with anthropologist Apoorva Dixit, born in Bhopal but raised in Memphis by parents who had narrowly escaped the disaster, photographer Francesca Moore has begun collecting stories of some of […]

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Movement in the Criminal Case, Protest at the Curative Petition

The Indian Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has led the Bhopal Courts to proceed with a further application for serving notice on Dow to appear under the (Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty) MLAT on criminal matters. This is the first occasion on which notice will have been served since the merger with DuPont and the subsequent […]

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