Roma refugees from Blace and then refugees in Stenkovec 2, FYR Macedonia
|Roma Community Center DROM from
Kumanovo on 28 of September at 2 pm has delivered an
envoy of humanitarian aid (food, clothes, hygienic staff's
etc.). In the same time UNHCR (Kosovo) was informed about
this giving hand to the Roma from Kosovo.
To this step actively participated and Mr. Paul Polanski (American citizen) who with his open heart took one part of the humanitarian aid of DROM to forward to the Roma in Plementina (Kosovo).
|While DROM delivered the humanitarian aid in Blace, the Macedonian goverment discussing and after gave a green light for the Roma who were in Blace for their entry in Macedonia. After the official approval of the Macedonian government on 28 of September the Roma (refugee) who were in Blace in the last 7 days the Roma were transferred in Stenkovec 2 (refugee camp).||The transfer of the Roma started at
9 pm until 1 o'clock early at morning and was organized
of the Macedonian Ministry for Social affairs.
And about this action of the Macedonian government, DROM had their representatives to observe the situation from the border to the camp.
|At 29 of September DROM again is
going to visit the Roma in Stenkovec 2 who now have the
status of refugee in Macedonia. During the visit of the
Roma in Stenkovec 2, DROM had feelings to see of full
heart, happiness but on the other hand sadness in the
faces of the refugee.
Happy because they are in Macedonia and sad because they are far of their home and families.
|In Stenkovec 2 there are 2900 Roma refugee from Kosovo, the living conditions are very bad, winter is coming, officially there is no proposal for their future. But all of the needs of the refugee are still the same. To all of the activities of RCC DROM-Kumanovo about the Roma in the last few days participated: CARITAS- Essen, Mr. Paul Polanski, OSCE mission in Skopje, Macedonia, RC of Skopje, the mayor of Shuto Orizari and other donators of the world.|
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