THE GUARDIAN: Just £12,000 of £40m fund for displaced Chagos islanders has been spent

MP representing most of UK’s Chagossians says failure to use compensation money to help those facing hardship is outrageous.

Less than £12,000 of a £40m fund set up to compensate Chagos islanders who were forcibly evicted from their homeland by the British government has reached those living in the UK.

Four years after it was announced, the Foreign Office fund has distributed less than 1% of its budget in direct support to islanders forced from their homes in the Indian Ocean.

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Last modified: March 27, 2024