Most Roma unemployed in Serbia

A huge majority of Serbia’s Roma families do not have a single member in permanent employment, a Roma organization head said on Thursday.

A Roma woman holds her child while she waits to be evacuated from a slum in Belgrade April 26, 2012. The Serbian authorities have started evicting Roma families from a slum in Belgrade’s Novi Beograd neighborhood to a new container settlement outside the capital. Since 2009, at least seven forced evictions of informal Roma settlements have taken place in the capital. REUTERS/Ivan Milutinovic