Gypsy camp in New Belgrade on the morning of its destruction

March 11, 2013
The Belville camp in New Belgrade on the morning of its destruction by the Belgrade city government

Families packing their belongings in to private vehicles. The Belville camp in New Belgrade on the morning of its destruction by the Belgrade city government. Many residents were moved to container homes at the edge of the city. The Belville settlement in the New Belgrade neighborhood of Belgrade in Serbia was home to more than a hundred Roma families, many were refugees from the war in Kosovo and economic crisis in Southern Serbia. On April 26, 2012 Belgrade city officials evicted the residents and destroyed the camp, leaving hundreds homeless and a fortunate few in new FEMA trailer-like communities on the edges of the city.
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The Belville camp in New Belgrade on the morning of its destruction by the Belgrade city government

Bulldozers begin the razing of the Belville camp in New Belgrade. The residents of the community had been relocated earlier in the day. The Belville settlement in the New Belgrade neighborhood of Belgrade in Serbia was home to more than a hundred Roma families, many were refugees from the war in Kosovo and economic crisis in Southern Serbia. On April 26, 2012 Belgrade city officials evicted the residents and destroyed the camp, leaving hundreds homeless and a fortunate few in new FEMA trailer-like communities on the edges of the city.
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The Belville camp in New Belgrade on the morning of its destruction by the Belgrade city government

Bulldozers begin the razing of the Belville camp in New Belgrade. The residents of the community had been relocated earlier in the day. The Belville settlement in the New Belgrade neighborhood of Belgrade in Serbia was home to more than a hundred Roma families, many were refugees from the war in Kosovo and economic crisis in Southern Serbia. On April 26, 2012 Belgrade city officials evicted the residents and destroyed the camp, leaving hundreds homeless and a fortunate few in new FEMA trailer-like communities on the edges of the city.
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The Belville camp in New Belgrade on the morning of its destruction by the Belgrade city government

The Mayor of Belgrade Dragan Djilas arrives in the Belville camp for a press conference after the residents have been moved from the camp and before bulldozers razed the houses. The Belville settlement in the New Belgrade neighborhood of Belgrade in Serbia was home to more than a hundred Roma families, many were refugees from the war in Kosovo and economic crisis in Southern Serbia. On April 26, 2012 Belgrade city officials evicted the residents and destroyed the camp, leaving hundreds homeless and a fortunate few in new FEMA trailer-like communities on the edges of the city.
© Matt Lutton/Invision/reportdigital.co.uk

The Belville camp in New Belgrade on the morning of its destruction by the Belgrade city government

Employees of the Belgrade animal control dogs in the Belville camp. The dogs were taken under veterinary care. The Belville settlement in the New Belgrade neighborhood of Belgrade in Serbia was home to more than a hundred Roma families, many were refugees from the war in Kosovo and economic crisis in Southern Serbia. On April 26, 2012 Belgrade city officials evicted the residents and destroyed the camp, leaving hundreds homeless and a fortunate few in new FEMA trailer-like communities on the edges of the city.
© Matt Lutton/Invision/reportdigital.co.uk

The Belville camp in New Belgrade on the morning of its destruction by the Belgrade city government

Girls wait in their family’s car as city workers pack belongings. The Belville camp in New Belgrade on the morning of its destruction by the Belgrade city government. The Belville settlement in the New Belgrade neighborhood of Belgrade in Serbia was home to more than a hundred Roma families, many were refugees from the war in Kosovo and economic crisis in Southern Serbia. On April 26, 2012 Belgrade city officials evicted the residents and destroyed the camp, leaving hundreds homeless and a fortunate few in new FEMA trailer-like communities on the edges of the city.
© Matt Lutton/Invision/reportdigital.co.uk

The Belville camp in New Belgrade on the morning of its destruction by the Belgrade city government

Woman crying as her family’s belongings are packed by council workers. The Belville camp in New Belgrade on the morning of its destruction by the Belgrade city government. The Belville settlement in the New Belgrade neighborhood of Belgrade in Serbia was home to more than a hundred Roma families, many were refugees from the war in Kosovo and economic crisis in Southern Serbia. On April 26, 2012 Belgrade city officials evicted the residents and destroyed the camp, leaving hundreds homeless and a fortunate few in new FEMA trailer-like communities on the edges of the city.
© Matt Lutton/Invision/reportdigital.co.uk

The Belville camp in New Belgrade on the morning of its destruction by the Belgrade city government

Council workers load resident’s belongings in to city truck for relocation. The Belville camp in New Belgrade on the morning of its destruction by the Belgrade city government. The Belville settlement in the New Belgrade neighborhood of Belgrade in Serbia was home to more than a hundred Roma families, many were refugees from the war in Kosovo and economic crisis in Southern Serbia. On April 26, 2012 Belgrade city officials evicted the residents and destroyed the camp, leaving hundreds homeless and a fortunate few in new FEMA trailer-like communities on the edges of the city.
© Matt Lutton/Invision/reportdigital.co.uk