The Chagos Islanders were forcefully evicted from their homeland to Mauritius and the Seychelles in the 1960s and early 1970s. Since that time they have fought against the authorities of the British, US, and Mauritian governments who have systematically denied them their rights.
The Chagos Refugees Group works to support the Chagossian community in various ways and is working to win Chagossians’ right of return, to improve living conditions, education, and employment opportunities for Chagossians in exile.
If you are able to make a donation in support of the Chagossian community you can choose how you would like your donation to be used. We have several Funds for different aspects of the work that we do. We also organise crowd funding campaigns for specific events. All help and support is greatly appreciated.
To provide help and support to refugees from Chagos Archipelago in Mauritius and the Seychelles Islands, Crawley and other parts of the United Kingdom and to promote their welfare and protect their interests. To work towards the achievement of the right of the Chagos Islanders to return to their native land. To promote and preserve the Chagos Island culture and traditions.
The Hardship Fund will go to supporting those Chagossians who are in desperate need of financial support. Whether this is for medical reasons, a death in the family, or specific problems occurred from living in exile. The fund is allocated by the CRG committee.
The Education Fund will go supporting the Chagossian youth who unable to pay for their own education.
With your help, the Chagos Islands football team will be able to train regularly, play official matches, and tell the world, “Let Us Return!” Ultimately, the team hopes to play in the next World Cup for national teams that are not recognized by soccer’s international governing body (FIFA). Your money will help support the following: – Travel Costs for Matches in the UK and Europe – Practice Field Rental Fees – Match and Tournament Entry Fees- Chagos Islands Football Team Warm-up Tracksuits – Training and Match Balls – First Aid Kits