As the world comes together to stem the spread of the Covid-19 virus, we wanted to update you with steps we have taken. As per directions provided by the World Health Organization The Bhopal Medical Appeal took the decision that staff would begin working remotely from Monday, March 16th. We strongly recommend if you need to get in touch with the office you email admin@bhopal.org and if you would like to donate you do so using the red donate button on this website, both of these will be working as usual and you will get the quickest response. We will be checking messages on our office phone number, but we may be a little slower than usual in responding to them. Both of our Clinics have put new measures in place, Chingari is currently closed to all but emergencies and Sambhavna has put new hygiene and safety systems in place. The staff are also going out to local communities to raise awareness. You can read more on our blog below, we will be updating this regularly. Thank you for your patience and support.

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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From Sambhavna’s Garden: Haldi

Welcome to the second in our series about the plants and herbs that can be found in Sambhavna’s stunning community gardens. The plant known in Hindi as haldi, botanical name curcuma longa of the zingiberaceae family, has a long and storied history in Ayurvedic medicine, in which it is also known as haridra. It is […]

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Krishna Sahu – Patient Testimony

Krishna is 10 years old, he has delayed speech and language development and ADHD. He has a twin sister (Vaishnavi) who has Autism. Krishna’s mother has been bringing both children to our Chingari Clinic for 7 years  . When he arrived he could only say two words but with daily therapy his speech has improved, […]

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