The world of gypsies is among the most difficult and complex and above all it is a people that has always been discriminated against. I have dealt with them for many years, trying to get as much as possible into their complicated reality by traveling in Italy and Bosnia. I started taking care of them in 1999 until 2005. Recently during the pandemic I got closer to the universe of gypsies and I found them lost, alone, more than before. When the covid -19 arrived they were immediately frightened and experienced days in which they could not leave the field and had nothing to eat.
The conditions of the gypsies have worsened in Rome since they were moved out of the inhabited centres. The Castel Romano camp is the largest in the capital and hosts 650 people who live in prefabricated buildings that have become barracks. There is no electricity and drinking water; surrounded by rubbish and car wrecks, rats and broken pipes, all in a land that floods and becomes mud with the rain. Many of them live without adequate protection, without medical assistance. I spent two months seeing how anything trivial became a problem and how kids play between garbage and complete lack of hygiene.