Roma families living in uncertainty

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Gyuri wants to be a truck driver. Or a police officer. He likes where he lives. He plays a lot: he plays football, he plays on the seesaw. But something is not right in his street.Gyuri is a carefree boy. He lives with his mother and father in Primaverii Street in the Romanian city Miercurea Ciuc. The street is home to a group of 75 Roma, living in metal cabins. They were forcibly evicted from their homes in 2004. It was just temporary, they were told. But six years later, the families still live in extremely uncertain circumstances. The cabins offer insufficient protection against rain and cold. The stench of the nearby sewage plant is terrible. Right next to the cabins there is a sign: ‘Toxic danger’.

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