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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

A young boy being given medication.

Milestone moment for 0.7% UK aid target

15 September 2014

MPs across the three main political parties have voted in support of a bill to commit 0.7% of the UK's gross national income to international aid. Continue reading

Eoin Macken squatting and holding a camera.

Actor Eoin Macken sees our work in action

15 September 2014

The Irish actor Eoin Macken recently travelled to Mozambique with Sightsavers to make a documentary about our work treating people with cataracts Continue reading

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For every £1 we receive (including donated supplies)

94.5p

is spent on our vital work

5p

grows awareness and funds

0.5p

keeps us running

uk-aid-tallSightsavers 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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