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March 22, 2017

Urgent Action: Hundreds Of Roma At Risk Of Forced Evacuation (Italy: UA 63/17)


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A community of approximately 1300 Romanian Roma is facing an imminent forced eviction from the informal settlement of Gianturco in Naples, in southern Italy. Around 200 of the Roma will be rehoused by the municipality in a newly built segregated camp in Via del Riposo. The rest risk being rendered homeless. The municipal authorities have so far failed to carry out a genuine consultation to identify adequate alternative housing. 
 
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Urging the authorities to halt the eviction process until they have genuinely consulted all affected Roma to explore all feasible alternative housing options and can ensure nobody is rendered homeless following the eviction;
  • Urging the authorities to ensure that any rehousing plans do not result in the creation of new segregated camps and comply with the standards of adequate housing as outlined in international and regional human rights law and Italy’s National Strategy for Roma Inclusion.
 
Contact these two officials by 3 May 2017:
Mayor of Naples
Luigi de Magistris
Comune di Napoli
Palazzo San Giacomo
Piazza Municipio
80133 Napoli
Fax: +39 08 17955002
Salutation: Dear Mayor

 

Minister of Interior
Marco Minniti
Ministero dell’Interno
Piazza del Viminale 1
00184 Roma
Fax: +39 06 46549832 
Salutation: Dear Minister

 

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

 

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