In May 2023 I travelled to Ukraine, Romania and Poland for Oxfam International gathering stories and listening to the experiences of the Roma community to understand how they had been affected by the war.
I interviewed internally displaced people and refugees, discussing their immediate concerns, primary needs, and long term issues.
Many common themes arose, particularly around housing stability, documentation issues, access to medical care, and concerns around education.
I would like to say a huge thank you to the wonderful Roma people I met for generously sharing their time and stories. Our interviews involved discussing traumatic events and recalling harrowing experiences, and I want to acknowledge the bravery and courage of everyone who took part in this project.