Friday, May 25, 2012

Roma continue to face discrimination in Europe, report finds

The Roma minority continues to face hardship and discrimination in Europe, according to a  report from European Union and United Nations agencies that underscores ongoing marginalization of the group, including forced evictions and violent attacks.

Four out of 10 Roma surveyed said someone in their household had to go hungry at least once in the past month because money was short. Nine out of 10 Roma, who also are known as Gypsies, live below the poverty line. And roughly half said they had been discriminated against as Roma in the past year, the report found.

(LA Times)

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