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Squalid conditions for Roma families forced from homes

19 December 2013 Last updated at 09:43 GMT

Across Europe there are an estimated 10 million Roma people - a large number of them live in poverty and face daily discrimination because of their background.

Their plight was highlighted earlier this year when a Roma couple in Greece were accused of abducting a young blonde girl called Maria.

The BBC's Yalda Hakim has had rare access to a community in Baia Mare in north Romania to see what life is really like for them.