Roms, the Europe’s cursed

The Roma came from India to Europe in the sixteenth century, they are human beings born equal and must obtain the same rights as all human beings. After having suffered from the Roma, as if it were their own ethnic group, the contempt, ignorance and stupidity of “good people” those who disdain, judge them so quickly, or simply do not give a damn. In winter, in Annecy, in France, in this little town so rich, when it is snowing, human beings today sleep in makeshift wooden huts, in the mud, infested with rats, where these diseases are forgotten by all : Tuberculosis, the plague (report doctors of the world).
Close to Bordeaux, France, in 2015, some forty Roma who found refuge in a stadium had to leave before their expulsion. They had already been expelled a few days before from a private land they had occupied for several months. There was no upstream dialogue between local authorities and associations, says Doctors of the World DOW. Without alternative accommodation or rehousing proposals, the Roma took the road to Paris.


A journalist very committed to the Roma : Antonio Tabucchi, Professor in italian literature in siena’s university, death in 2012 |

These repeated and dangerous evictions have serious consequences for health and access to care:
They take people away from the system of care
The administrative steps taken to enter the system of care and the ties established with the health professionals are broken with each expulsion. It is therefore difficult to organize continuing and constructed health and public health actions concerning land hygiene, maternal and child health, post-natal surveillance, vaccination, screening and treatment For chronic diseases.

refugees welcome

A dignity’s question : Romas don’t have running water or toilets in the campments, report of LHR League of Human’s rights (but only in french) |

They result in breaks in care
During an expulsion, people can not take their business: medicines, health books, prescriptions or coordinates of the places of care .vf The breaks of treatments are therefore frequent and can give rise to resistances to the treatments, Which is of particular concern for patients with chronic diseases or infections such as tuberculosis.

They make it difficult to prevent and combat epidemics and hinder humanitarian action
The prevention of epidemics has become a constant subject of confrontation with local authorities. For to fight against an epidemic, it is necessary to deploy human and material means and to provide an essential stabilization time. Evictions sometimes take place during treatment or vaccination campaigns.

In 2013, with the LHR League of human right, and our roma’s friends, Annecy, France.

Roma's campment, 2013


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