Kosovo's Romanies Live In Uncertainty


A Roma refugee walks in the night on the way to the Cesmin Lug... News PhotoBathroom,Bed,Description,Gypsy,Human Interest,Kosovo,Metal,Mine,Minority Groups,Mitrovica,Night,People,Poisonous,Poverty,Refugee,Refugee Camp,Serbia,Social Issues,Walking,WaterPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2007 Getty ImagesMITROVICA, SERBIA - DECEMBER 12: A Roma refugee walks in the night on the way to the Cesmin Lug refugee camp in the Serbian district December 12, 2007 in Kosovo province, Serbia. 144 refugees live there near toxic metal waste left by the Trepca mines in bed living in extremely poor conditions with no running water or toilets. Roma people were forced to move to the Serb populated northern side of the divided province when their houses were burned out in the Mahala. Were independence to come to Kosovo, the north would continue as a Serbian enclave. Kosovo, administered by the United Nations since the 1990 conflict, is home to approximately 120,00 Serbs, who face an uncertain future should the province, with its majority Albanian population, become independent under a U.N. proposed plan. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)