Among the excluded, Roma children living in Roma settlements are the most excluded. Over 80% of these children are poor and practically all indicators point to unacceptable deprivation and multidimensional discrimination. Roma children from Roma settlements more often suffer from illness and stunting as a result of lack of care and undernourishment, have to take on adult roles in the absence of government assistance, often live in polluted slum areas and have limited access to all services.

The full text of the report is available at:

http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/SOSC-2006_en.pdf

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