Chagos Island Community Association (CICA) was set up in September 2006 The Chairperson is Hengride Permal. CICA was created to cater for the needs of the British-based Chagossian community, who started to arrive in this country in 2004. The history behind the eviction of our people from our home islands is well documented elsewhere. If you want to know more, visit one of these pages:
As a community association, CICA dedicates itself to making our people’s stay in the UK a productive one. We offer services to help people with issues such as employment, health, housing and educational opportunities, until such time as a return to our native islands (as granted by British courts in successive court cases) becomes an actuality and people are at liberty to choose whether to return to our former home or to remain in Britain.