Roma from Aubervilliers have faced multiple evictions, with disproportionate use of police force, after their settlement was burned down last month. The European Roma Rights Centre and Médecins du Monde sent a letter to French authorities asking them to provide assistance for the families.
Around 300 Roma were living in Aubervilliers until their settlement was destroyed by fire on 22 February. Around 50 members of the community, including 15 children, took up emergency accommodation in a school, organised by the prefecture and Red Cross. This temporary accommodation was available for just four nights, and Romani people were forced to go back onto the street, despite the extreme winter weather conditions.
The full article by the European Roma Rights Centre can be found here.