|New findings on Roma housing plight in UNDEF-supported study
News from the Field, 20 December 2010
A new UNDEF-funded study documents the troubling housing situation of Roma in seven central and East European countries. Among the most immediate and pressing concerns for Roma across Europe, housing issues include overcrowding, poor and unsafe conditions, impending eviction, denied access to utilities, and unaffordable costs. The study looks at the situation of Roma in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia within the UNDEF-funded initiative “Empowerment of Roma to Fight Rights Deprivation”, implemented by the European Roma Rights Centre . It considers housing in the broadest scope possible, including houses, apartments, caravans, encampments and informal housing.