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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

Paralympian Kelly Gallagher sitting with students at Guediawaye School

Dublin hosts 2016 International Disability and Development Consortium Assembly

26 April 2016

Turning the Sustainable Development Goals into Actions. Continue reading

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Junior Painters at Mountains to Sea

07 March 2016

At Sightsavers, we are very proud of our Junior Painters, and love any opportunity to share their creativity with others. Continue reading

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Take part in Greene Farm’s Charity Sportive event on Sunday 1 May

14 March 2016

A fun day out for all the family and help raise funds for Sightsavers! Continue reading

A screenshot of the interactive map showing trachoma prevalence.

Trachoma mapping project identifies 100 million people at risk from blindness

11 March 2016

The largest infectious disease survey ever undertaken has ended, providing essential data to help take the next steps to eliminate the disease. Continue reading

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For every €1 we receive (including donated supplies)

91.8%

goes towards our vital work

7.7%

grows awareness and funds

0.5%

keeps us running

Irish Aid logoIrish Aid has committed to a four-year development funding grant for our work in West Africa. Find out more.

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