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The authorities took decisions which increased the risk of COVID-19 infection for older people in care homes leading to preventable deaths. Refugees’ and migrants’ access to Italian territory was limited and their rights were restricted during lockdown. Co-operation with Libyan authorities on...
Italy Discrimination

Italy: Hundreds of Roma at risk of forced eviction

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...
Italy Discrimination

Italy: Roma families to be relocated to bare field

Around 300 Roma people living in the Masseria del Pozzo camp near Naples, in southern Italy, are at imminent risk of being moved to poor and inadequate housing. The camp has been deemed hazardous for human habitation by judicial authorities and will be closed. The municipal authorities have so far...
Italy Discrimination

Italy: Roma evicted from settlements in Rome

Residents in at least three unauthorized Roma settlements in Rome have been evicted, continuing what seems to be a wave of forced evictions in the Italian capital. According to local NGOs, more than 30 settlements have been evicted since the beginning of April. There are fears that residents in...