Voice of Roma is making its third trip to Europe this summer, providing humanitarian aid and assistance to Romani refugees from Kosovo.
Our mission includes:
Sani Rifati, President of Voice of Roma, will lead the delegation which will be based in Florence, Italy, where thousands of Romani refugees have recently arrived and are living in precarious circumstances. Carol Bloom and Frederika Sumelius, Board Chair and Secretary of Voice of Roma, respectively, will make up the delegation, along with Djevria Rifati, Romani Cultural Ambassador.
- emergency relief for displaced Roma in Kosovo, and Romani refugees in Macedonia, Monte Negro, and Italy
- advocacy for Romani refugees living in Italy - fighting deportation, filing for refugee status/political asylum, securing governmental and NGO assistance, and more
- establishing a network with other Romani organizations and humanitarian aid organizations working with Roma in Europe
- further documentation (print, audio, and video) of the experiences over the past year and current situation of Romani refugees from Kosovo, with a particular focus on women and children
Your tax deductible donations are desperately needed! We are also collecting medicines! Please give generously and circulate this appeal amongst your friends. Thank you for your support.
Voice of Roma is an educational and charitable nonprofit organization. Please send checks to: Voice of Roma, P.O. Box 514, Sebastopol , CA 95444.
Contact us at the above address and order our "Italian Mission - 1999" report ($3 + postage) for more information.
Make a donation through Helping.Org. If ordering the report, be sure to fill in your contact information with the words "Italian Mission - 1999" when specifying the specific fund or purpose.