"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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TOXIC DowDuPont

PLEASE SIGN! Open Letter to DowDuPont. We Can’t let Them get Away With Bhopal.

Please sign and SHARE our open letter to the board of DowDuPont: CLICK Dow Chemical has now merged with DuPont, to create DowDuPont Inc, the world’s largest chemical company. This is despite concerns being raised over apparent attempts, by both companies, to conceal vast liabilities connected with their respective contamination legacies. After announcing the merger, […]

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Bhopal Sticks to Their Skin.

Isabeau De Rouffignac spent time at the Sambhavna Clinic, in the early part of 2018, where she began a number of imaginative and exciting photographic projects. In this series, entitled ‘Bhopal Sticks to Their Skin’ Isabeau clothed women disaster survivors in sarees printed with newspaper clippings and imagery of the disaster. In Isabeau’s own words: […]

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Dow’s ‘Dioxin Lawyer’ is Trump’s Choice to Run Superfund Contaminated Sites Programme

In the growing scandal of the Dow Chemical Company’s insidious creep along the corridors of power at the heart of the United States establishment, the lawyer who once described himself as ‘the company’s dioxin lawyer’ and who led negotiations with the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) over Dow’s contamination of the Tittabawasee River in Midland, Michigan, […]

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