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Lunik IX in Kosice, Slovakia

A young boy is drawing to a wall in the flat of Ondrej (30) and his wife Adriana (25) at the Lunik IX housing estate which is the home of the largest Roma community in Slovakia. The community is located a few kilometers away from the historical city centre, on the outskirts of the eastern Slovakian city of Kosice. Since the beginning of the 1980s a large number of the Roma residents living in the city and in nearby settlements have been moved to Lunik IX. Lunik IX has officially 6542 registered (12/2015) inhabitants, almost all of them are of Roma ethnicity and about 2,563 inhabitants are children and teenagers.

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A young boy is drawing to a wall in the flat of Ondrej (30) and his wife Adriana (25) at the Lunik IX housing estate which is the home of the largest Roma community in Slovakia. The community is located a few kilometers away from the historical city centre, on the outskirts of the eastern Slovakian city of Kosice. Since the beginning of the 1980s a large number of the Roma residents living in the city and in nearby settlements have been moved to Lunik IX. Lunik IX has officially 6542 registered (12/2015) inhabitants, almost all of them are of Roma ethnicity and about 2,563 inhabitants are children and teenagers.