Roma Diaspora Kosovo Balkans

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Kosovar Roma Gypsy refugees who came to Italy via Mafia boats from Montenegro after the Kosovo war in 1999. Many died on route and stray Mafia boats drifting where people died of exhaustion or worse, were found in the adriatic and picked up by cargo boats<br />
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Others lived in the no-mans land during the Bosnia war. They lived for years in UNHCR refugee camps. They are living with racism, prejudice and displacement from their homes. Many came to Italy from the Balkans in search of a new life after the violent disintegration of ex-yugoslavia. Since then they have been forced from their urban camps to live in Container camps outside cities. Brindisi and Bari, southern Italy 1999