Carry on regardless: Italy’s Roma eviction toll tops 300 in August

By Bernard Rorke and Rosi Mangiacavallo Despite international criticism, and calls for the Council of Europe to halt all forced evictions of Roma, Italy just carries on regardless. ERRC monitoring revealed that in the final summer month of August, the Italian authorities evicted more than 300 Roma in a series of actions across the country.… Read More Carry on regardless: Italy’s Roma eviction toll tops 300 in August

Skopje Authorities Bulldoze Roma Families’ Homes, Then Ignore Their Plight

The government of Macedonia’s capital city Skopje evicted 31 Roma families with children from a settlement under the historic Kale fortress over the summer. Authorities not only razed their home for the last nine years, but also reportedly left the families without any realistic support. Photo-activist Vančo Džambaski published a photo album on Flickr to… Read More Skopje Authorities Bulldoze Roma Families’ Homes, Then Ignore Their Plight

Mob in Ukraine Drives Dozens of Roma From Their Homes

MOSCOW — Several dozen people in a Roma community in southern Ukraine were forced to flee their homes after a mob tore through their neighborhood over the weekend, breaking windows, tearing down fences and even setting a house on fire while the heavily outnumbered police stood by and watched. The violence in the small town,… Read More Mob in Ukraine Drives Dozens of Roma From Their Homes