Italy: Romani Families at Risk After Forced Eviction (UA 144/16)

Urgent Action
June 28, 2016
Around 75 Romani families were forcibly evicted on 21 June from the camp of Masseria del Pozzo, in the town of Giugliano in Campania, near Naples. They were moved to an abandoned factory site, without adequate housing, sanitation or access to health services. 
1) Please write immediately in Italian, English or your own language: 
  • Urging the authorities to urgently guarantee the right to adequate housing, sanitation, and health-care for the 75 Romani families forcibly evicted, in accordance with international human rights obligations by immediately offering them adequate alternative shelter;
  • Calling on the authorities to engage immediately in genuine consultation with the Romani families to identify long term adequate alternative housing as outlined in international and regional human rights law and standards and Italy’s National Strategy for Roma Inclusion.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to uan@aiusa.org, with "UA 144/16" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent; 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.
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