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The problem

There are 39 million blind people in the world, but 80 per cent of blindness could be prevented or cured. That’s 31.2 million people who are blind when it could have been avoided.

Shocked at how unfair this is? So are we. But you can help us do something about it.

We want to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people who are irreversibly blind or disabled to live independently.

Find out what we’re doing about it

How we’re doing

How you can help

people39million

people around the world are blind

firstaid80%

of this can be cured or prevented

News

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Celebrities support Sightsavers’ campaign

16 April 2014

We’re excited with how our Put Us in the Picture campaign’s been going so far – many of you have signed up for campaign updates, put … Continue reading

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Sightsavers launches Change.org petition

15 April 2014

Following calls last week from MPs for the UK government to make disability a priority in plans to fight global poverty, we’ve launched a petition to gain … Continue reading

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A big day for development

10 April 2014

Today a landmark report is published that supports Sightsavers’ Put Us in the Picture campaign. It echoes our call for disability to be prioritised in the fight … Continue reading

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Focus: our new supporter magazine

27 March 2014

We’ve redesigned and renamed our supporter magazine (formerly known as Sightsavers News). We’re really proud of our new magazine – it’s full of stories about the people … Continue reading

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