17.7.2014, ERRC – Romanian Roma Victimised by New Evictions

17.7.2014, ERRC – Romanian Roma Victimised by New Evictions

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and Romani Criss are deeply concerned about yesterday’s forced eviction in Eforie, Constanţa County, Romania. Following an eviction in September 2013, ten Romani families have once again been evicted under the direction of the deputy mayor of Eforie without due regard for Romanian and international law. This time, they have been moved to containers which completely fail to satisfy national and international standards on housing. Three of the affected families have been provided with no accommodation of any kind.

On the morning of 16 July 2014, ten families of approximately 50 persons, including children, were evicted from the derelict school to which they had been moved by the authorities after the previous eviction in September 2013. Seven families have been moved to containers which fail to meet basic housing standards such as adequate sanitation, water and electricity supplies. With less than 20 square metres of space, the containers are too small to accommodate all members of the families.

Source (English language): http://www.errc.org/article/romanian-roma-victimised-by-new-evictions/4303

 

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