More than 50 years after the Thalidomide scandal was first exposed, it continues to blight the lives of thousands of people.
Born severely disabled, they experience complex health problems. The condition of many continues to decline.
As a percentage of our population, the numbers are not huge. In the whole of London and the South East, for example, the Thalidomide Trust knows of 109 Thalidomide survivors.
Perhaps that is why the severe injustice they have suffered continues without apology, correction or, in many cases across Europe, proper compensation.