Tag Archives: UNEP

Report’s preliminary findings highlight higher rates of birth defects

Sambhavna Trust report’s preliminary findings highlight higher rates of birth defects in Bhopal’s toxic gas/ contaminated water exposed population than in non-exposed. On the occasion of the 31st Anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal. Members of the Sambhavna Trust Clinic highlighted the urgent need for identification and treatment of children with congenital malformations […]

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Indian Environment Ministry ‘Red Flags’ UNEP Contamination Assessment Offer

An offer from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to perform a comprehensive assessment of the depth and spread of contaminants in and around the abandoned Union Carbide factory in Bhopal has been ‘red-flagged’ by the Indian government. UNEP has indicated its willingness to perform this unprecedented assessment but the formal process requires that the […]

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UNEP Offers Contamination Assessment of Bhopal Disaster Site to Government of India

In a significant development for the Bhopal Disaster case, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has offered to undertake a full evaluation of the spread of toxic waste at the derelict Union Carbide factory in Bhopal. A full contamination assessment has never been made and toxic waste abandoned in and around the factory site continues to […]

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The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal launches United Nations campaign

On the occasion of the United Nations Social Justice Day (February 20th), the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB) has launched a year-long United Nations campaign. The Bhopal gas disaster has reached its 30th year, and has gotten significantly worse for the affected communities. We ask: (1) Why the United Nations has been silent […]

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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.