Beirut Explosion Shows No Lessons Learned from Bhopal

Thousands of people have gathered in Beirut in a vigil to mourn the victims of the enormous explosion that devastated the city a week ago. On August 4th, exactly one week ago today, 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse on the Beirut docks ignited, causing what experts are saying is one of […]

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Support Bhopal’s Community Shield on GoFundMe

Today the total deaths from Covid-19 in Bhopal surpassed two hundred, with nearly two thousand more active cases. Many of those who have died were survivors of the 1984 industrial disaster, people who lived for decades in poverty, their lungs scarred by gas, only to finally succumb to this second invisible killer. Last month, to […]

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Covid-19 Posters Saving Lives in Bhopal

As we reported last week, community volunteers in Bhopal recently completed a poster campaign in the thirty-five neighbourhoods of the city in which most of the survivors of the 1984 gas disaster still live. Staff at the Sambhavna clinic kindly sent us a complete translation of the yellow information poster, with instructions on what to […]

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Meet Bhopal’s Community Volunteers

When the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in India back in March, staff from the Sambhavna and Chingari clinics immediately began taking steps to safeguard gas survivors in the local communities from the virus. They began recruiting volunteers from those communities to help spread the word and protect their fellow citizens. These volunteers have […]

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Visakhapatnam Gas Leak Highlights Need for Corporate Accountability

Imagine having lost a loved one for the sake of a disposable polystyrene cup. This is the position many families in the Indian town of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, now find themselves in after a deadly toxic gas leak at a local plastics factory left 15 dead and hundreds injured on May 7th of this year. […]

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We believe Dow must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.