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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


people around the world are blind


of this can be cured or prevented



Help shopkeepers like Hazrat when you shop on eBay

08 April 2015

By making Sightsavers your favourite charity on eBay you can help shopkeepers like Hazrat who turned his life around and now has a thriving business in Bangladesh. Continue reading


The To-Do List #3: Put your future in writing

01 April 2015

Imagine your dream of the future – for yourself, your family or the world – then make a public pledge by putting it in writing and sharing what you want to achieve. Continue reading

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This Thursday, hold party leaders to account – on live television!

30 March 2015

The ITV leaders’ debate, featuring seven party leaders, gives us – and you – a great chance to keep development on the political agenda. Continue reading

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0.7% aid bill passes final vote!

09 March 2015

The bill committing the UK to continue spending 0.7% of gross national income on global aid passed its final vote in the House of Lords today! Continue reading


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UK Aid logo_Jan1 2015Sightsavers is one of only nine charities given a ‘high performance’ rating by the UK Department for International Development. Find out more

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