OLASZLISZKA SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Follow Up & Mobile Food Pantry Visit - March 20, 2021:
As you can see, the team visited Olaszliszka today and provided the Roma Settlement with donations such as Food, Clothing, Home Repair Materials and more! Great Work Team!
Additionally, the residents are actively participating in the integration program and have begun with the cleanup process and are preparing for the next phases.
The mayor has established communications with our team and is fully cooperating with our team as well as the requests we have made. We would like to thank the mayor for his cooperation and hospitality he has shown our team during their visit.
Our team was informed about a 4 meter high wall in the village that is at the end of a Roma Settlement. Upon learning of this wall, we sent our delegation to the town to interview the residents, see the living conditions and conduct an investigation.
Unfortunately, the report we have received has caused us great sadness. We have learned that the villagers are living in impoverished living conditions and only have one bathroom, kitchen and 2 laundry machines for 40 households. In addition, the facility is further away from the homes which makes it difficult for mothers with young children to bathe them during bad weather especially in cold temperatures.
Upon further investigation, we have also discovered that the Village received an equivalent of $2.6 million dollars which were intended to be used towards the betterment of the Roma Settlement. Sadly, the existing complex is nowhere near the value of $2.6 mill and we have found no evidence of the funding being used to enhance the settlement.
The wall built has created many problems as well. We felt it is a blatant act of discrimination and segregation. Not only are there moral and legal issues with the wall, but many structural dangers as well.