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Gypsy Blood: The Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian IDPs of Mitrovica, Kosovo (2005) - Paul Polansky (prod)

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Published on Aug 23, 2011

In July 2000, WHO (the World Health Organization) urgently appealed to the UN administration in Kosovo to close their three Roma (Gypsy) IDP (internally displaced peoples) camps in the Mitrovica area because they had been built on highly toxic wasteland. More than six years later, the UN has still not evacuated these camps, nor sought medical treatment for the life-threatening lead levels in the blood of those living there. The International Committee of the Red Cross, Amnesty International, Society for Threatened Peoples, Refugees International (and many other humanitarian organizations) have demanded in writing to the UN the immediate evacuation of these three camps. This film encourages the international community to intervene. Unable to return home or obtain refugee status in a third country, these Gypsies remain trapped on toxic land where every child conceived will suffer irreversible brain damage. -- UPDATE: Gladstone, R. (2016, April 17). Roma Poisoned at U.N. Camps in Kosovo May Get Apology and Compensation. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/08/wor...

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