In early August 1972, the President of Uganda, Idi Amin, ordered the expulsion of his country’s Asian minority, giving them just 90 days to leave. At the time of the expulsion, there were about 50,000 individuals of Indian descent living in Uganda. The majority came to the UK, while others settled in India, the USA, Canada, and Kenya, among other destinations.

To celebrate 50 years since the Ugandan Asians Exodus, AFFCAD UK are sharing the stories and memories of those who were involved. We will be sharing these original stories with you here, through our blog, so that people can learn about the spirt of the Ugandan Asians, and some of their unique journeys since leaving Uganda.

Many have gone on to take jobs in companies, or start businesses around the world. Some have gone back to Uganda, whilst others have been getting involved in community work elsewhere. Some of our volunteers were involved in the exodus, and we will be including their stories here, so please look out for them.

You can get started reading their stories using the following links:

  1. Purvy Patel: Youthful Innocence During Hard Times

  2. Usha & Subhas Patel: The Power Of Family Unity

  3. Ramzu Pirmohamad: Driving Through Adversity

We hope you enjoy reading our 50 Ugandan Asian Stories. Indeed, the stories provided by our contributors so far have been breathtaking, captivating, heartbreaking and heartwarming. If you would like to contribute a story yourself, then please do get in touch here.