Supporting the islanders

The Chagos Refugees Group
Based in Mauritius, representing thousands of Chagossian exiles

The Ilois Trust
The Ilois Trust supports the Chagossians living in Mauritius, the Seychelles and the UK

The Diego Garcian Society
The Diego Garcian Society pioneered the settlement of Chagossians in Crawley and elsewhere in the UK, and works for their welfare. Allen Vincatassin is among the committee members

The Swiss Chagos Support Committee

Other supporters

The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust
The trust promotes democratic reform, constitutional change and social justice, and has helped fund our projects to bring about resettlement of the northern atolls of Chagos

Human Rights Watch
Dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

Minority Rights Group
Working to protect the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous populations around the world.

Labour Friends of Chagos Islanders
A group of Labour members campaigning for justice for the islanders

The Peace Exchange
Resources on struggles for peace and justice worldwide, from the Quaker Peace and Social Witness.
The website of Jeremy Corbyn, MP, who has voiced his support for the cause of the Chagossians in the House of Commons. There is an article on the Chagos islands in the "articles" section.
The website of John Pilger, the award winning journalist whose recent film Stealing a nation has brought the plight of the Chagos islanders into the public eye like never before
The website of David Vine, where you can order his 2009 book Island of Shame: The Secret History of the US Military Base on Diego Garcia
Mark Curtis is the author of Unpeople: Britain’s secret human rights abuses and Web of deceit: Britain’s real role in the world

Mauritian socialist movement (Lalit = "Struggle")

Governments and officials

10 Downing Street

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Find your MP’s or MEP’s contact details and get in touch with them

The Government of Mauritius

US Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia
The official site of the US base

Other sites

The Chagos Conservation Trust
A trust promoting conservation of the Chagos islands – but with little reference to the islanders

Some great photos of Diego Garcia can be seen on the website of marine biologist David Evans. They were taken in 2004 during a marine biological survey.
A planned film documentary on the Chagos islands

‘Exiled from paradise’
Information about Anita Sullivan’s 2005 radio play about the exiled people of Diego Garcia Diego Garcia
Information on the military base, including a great photo gallery.

"The Provisional People’s Republic of Diego Garcia"
A site by Ted Morris, an American servicemen stationed on Diego Garcia.

The World Factbook: British Indian Ocean Territory
The entry on the Chagos archipelago from the CIA’s World Factbook.

Inuit battle to shut US air base
A 2003 BBC report on the struggle of a group of Inuit people in Greenland to reclaim the land they were forced to leave to make way for the United States’ Thule Air Base

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