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Rom of Rome
Federica Araco   

Rom of Rome | babelmed | women - migration - mediterranean50 percent of the approximately 180 thousand Roma and Sinti in Italy have Italian citizenship, 4 out of 5 live in normal houses and many work in regular jobs.40 thousand live in poor housing conditions. The investigation of Babelmed in Rome, where about 9 thousand people live in inadequate housing according to the international standards of safety, peace and dignity.

 
Roma: the infernal apparatus of expulsions
Nathalie Galesne   

Roma: the infernal apparatus of expulsions | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanAugust 27, 2015: "Good morning friends, I have just enough time to write these words to ask for help from those who can come here. In a completely illegal way, over a hundred military members are about to throw us into the street. Who may come, please do come, at least to be on our side at this time of immense danger and to protest. We are not animals." This cry of alarm has been launched by Jozsef Farkas, a young Roma from the oldest bidonville of Seine-Saint-Denis, when the security forces intervened to dismantle the Place du Samaritain. The petition he had launched on social networks fifteen days prior to avoid deportation had already obtained 37 thousand subscriptions in the meantime. In vain.

 
The forgotten holocaust
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The forgotten holocaust | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanZoni Weisz, a Sinti Holocaust survivor, was seven years old when his parents and siblings were killed by the Nazis. Currently a member of the International Auschwitz Committee, he calls the Roma Holocaust "a forgotten Holocaust".

 
Hamid Fadhel, a life for migrants in Algiers
Nejma Rondeleux   

Hamid Fadhel, a life for migrants in Algiers | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanOn the long road of exile, migrants also encounter good souls. Hamid Fadhel is one of them. This thirty-seven year-old Algerian dedicates himself completely to others for 15 years, within the association Rencontre et Développement. (Ebticar / Radio M)

 
Tunisia/Libya: Between terrorism and civil war, Libyan refugees held hostage
Rafika Bendermel   

Tunisia/Libya: Between terrorism and civil war, Libyan refugees held hostage  | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanAmong the countries that have seen a forced march to migration in the Mediterranean area in recent years, the Libyan case could be an exception. Indeed, despite the mass exodus of at least one and a half million Libyans at the climax of the civil war, many have found refuge in Tunisia, the only state to have obtained a democratic benefit from the Arab Spring.(Ebticar / Tunisie Bondy Blog)

 
The difficult transition
Tom Rollins   

The difficult transition | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanRefugees and migrants face increasing arrests in Egypt for attempting to cross the Mediterranean. Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s Syria operation just 40-percent funded for this year, while socio-economic challenges remain. (Ebticar/Mada Masr)

 
Factory to employ Roma in Turkey
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Factory to employ Roma in Turkey | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanA Turkish-Roma NGO builds a textile factory for Roma employees in Kocaeli, a northeastern Turkish city with a high Roma population.

 
The Sinti of Prato welcome refugees
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The Sinti of Prato welcome refugees | babelmed | women - migration - mediterranean"We have always fought for equality, to combat xenophobia and for the right to a dignified life for all. As citizens of Italy and Prato (which we are), as Europeans and as Sinti, we can not continue to look with indifference to what is happening", says the president of the comunity, Ernesto Grandini.

 
Shattered dreams of Syrian refugees in Morocco
Imad Stitou   

Shattered dreams of Syrian refugees in Morocco | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanFleeing the war, thousands have arrived in Moroccan cities in successive waves since 2011. In Casablanca, Rabat or Kenitra, Syrian refugees tell their despair in a country that does not give them asylum for security reasons. (Ebticar/Le Desk)

 
Syrian Dom refugees face further discrimination in Turkey
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Syrian Dom refugees face further discrimination in Turkey | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanAbout 50, 000 Dom of Syria are believed to have moved to Turkey after the start of the war. Targeted both by the Syrian regime and the opposition groups, they could not escape discrimination in Turkey either.

 

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