June 29, 2017

Urgent Action: Romani Families Left Homeless, Others At Risk (Italy: UA 146.17)


Around 600 Romani individuals fear destruction of their homes in the informal settlement of Germagnano in Turin, northern Italy. At least 7 families were left homeless after being forcibly evicted and their homes demolished. Municipal authorities have failed to carry out any consultation to identify adequate alternative housing for all families.

Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the authorities to ensure that all people left homeless in recent months as result of the forced eviction from Germagnano are urgently provided with adequate alternative accommodation based on genuine consultation;
  • Urging them to commit to prevent any further forced evictions from Germagnano settlement and put in place a process to correctly identify possible abandoned homes in order to avoid rendering other individuals indiscriminately homeless;
  • Calling on them to urgently initiate a genuine consultation will all residents of the Germagnano settlement to explore all alternative options to evictions.

Contact these two officials by 4 August, 2017:

Mayor of Turin
Chiara Appendino
Comune di Torino
Piazza Palazzo di Cittá, 1
10122, Torino, Italia
Fax: +39 011 011 30583
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Mayor

Ambassador Armando Varricchio
Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven St NW
Washington DC 20008
T: 202 612 4404 OR 202 612 4405 OR 202 612 4406 OR 202.612.4400
F: 202 518 2156 OR 202.518.2152
Twitter: @ItalyinUS
Salutation: Dear Ambassador


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