An entire Roma community in Belgrade, Serbia, is being forcibly removed from a settlement in Belgrade. Most are refugees from the Kosovo war. They have nowhere else to go. Take action today.
UPDATE – 1 March 2012
Thirty-three Roma families, many of whom had fled the war in Kosovo, could be forcibly evicted from their homes in Belgrade, Serbia. The eviction has been set for the 7th of March. Take action now
If evicted, the Roma families from Belgrade are likely to be re-housed in metal containers. Some from Kosovo have been offered places at collective refugee centres which are not only inadequate but have already been slated for closure by the government. Others have been told that they must return to Kosovo, where they may be at risk of discrimination, or be left homeless.
The same families were previously threatened with forced eviction in November 2011. After Amnesty and other human rights groups took up the campaign – and thousands of you took action – the eviction was delayed and a working group comprising of government, city authorities and human rights groups was set up to prepare a resettlement plan for residents. However, at a recent meeting of the working group, the Ministry for Environment, Mining and Spatial Planning announced that evictions would go ahead as soon as the weather allows. Read more