Spain's Roma hit hard by recession

Europe's marginalised people resort to selling scrap metal in order to eke out livelihood.

Last Modified: 13 Apr 2013 11:49
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Spain is home to around 600,000 Roma or gitanos, as they call themselves. 

The economic recession has hit them far harder than even the rest of the population.

But as Al Jazeera's Karl Penhaul reports from Granada, some are turning back to old trades in order to survive.



Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.