Sunday, April 08, 2018

International Roma Day

 There are some 11 million Roma living across the continent, particularly in Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Spain.  The Roma migrated to Europe from India in the 10th century and have a history marked by persecution. 

Roma communities are usually poorer, less educated and have lower life expectancies and employment rates than the overall population. In Hungary, they have been openly vilified by the far-right who blame them for crime and insecurity.

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