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Bakir Rashid, 2, smiles as he walks with his father on a family outing to the beach days after a successful bilateral cataract operation.
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Bakir’s story

Two-year-old Bakir was born with cataracts in both eyes. He’s a happy, confident toddler who’s adored by his family, but they all worry about him.

A mountainous landscape in Malawi with a solo motorbike.
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A UK eyesight crisis – and how different it could have been elsewhere

Earlier this week, my mother nearly went blind. In less than a day, the pressure in one of her eyes went from the norm of 10-21mm Hg to 81 mm Hg.

Sunglasses from the Specs Appeal
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Huge success for Specs Appeal auction

Sightsavers’ eBay auction on hundreds of pairs of sunglasses and glasses owned by celebrities has come to an end after 10 days.

Two people smiling
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Optical Express supports Sightsavers with Christmas appeal

The eye care provider's seasonal appeal encourages its staff to help fund life-changing cataract operations.

Celebrity Kate Moss's sunglasses donation
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Join our Specs Appeal celebrity eBay auction

Sightsavers is launching Specs Appeal 2016, a celebrity eBay auction stocked with more than 100 pairs of glasses and sunglasses donated by famous faces.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
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President of Liberia applauds international collaboration on eye care

Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, expressed her appreciation for the work of Sightsavers, Lions International and PREVAIL.

Children waving.
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Sightsavers welcomes Civil Society Partnership Review

Sightsavers has welcomed the publication of the Department for International Development (DFID) Civil Society Partnership Review.

A group of villagers sit on the ground under a tree during a CATCH screening camp in Mozambique.
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WHO global action plan: slowly but surely…

We ensure all our projects have an advocacy component, providing an opportunity for us to explore systemic and structural challenges that impact our work.

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
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GET2020 awarded Global Partnership Award

The WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by the year 2020 has been awarded the Global Partnership Award at a glittering event in Durban.

Smiling children hold up thank you signs.
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Sightsavers joins World Sight Day celebrations across the globe

Organisations have come together to mark World Sight Day, held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus attention on visual impairment.

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