Immigration to Britain

World War One


A number of West Indians moved to Britain after the war thanks to their contribution to the war,and they were encouraged to come to Britain because Britain had a labour shortage, which counteracted the unemployment and poverty at home too. The West African countries of Nigeria, Gambia, Sierra Leone and Ghana moved to Britain to find employment and for education than was better at home, in return for their services in the war. In the 1960s and 1970s Kenyan and Ugandan Asians moved to Britain as they had moved to Africa from Pakistan when they were in the Empire as they were working there. When Uganda and Kenya became independent, the new governments drove them out so more moved to Britain.