80% of Roma are at risk of povertyby Editorial Staff - 2016.11.30
The levels of deprivation, marginalisation, and discrimination of Europe’s largest minority is a grave failure of law and policy in the EU and its Member States. 80% of Roma interviewed are at risk of poverty compared with an EU average of 17%. 30% live in households with no tap water and 46% have no indoor toilet, shower or bathroom. While children with little education face bleak prospects for the future: only 53% of young Roma children attend early childhood education, often less than half the proportion of children their age from the general population in the same country. These findings of a new report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) are an opportunity to galvanise policy makers into action and focus resources on redressing this intolerable situation.
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