KONIK, Montenegro, June 5 (UNHCR) -
Sebastian Krasnici is a modern-day rag and bone man,* touring the Montenegrin
capital, Podgorica, from morning to night on his tricycle in a daily quest
for scraps of iron, copper and aluminium.
The 22-year-old is just one of many ethnic
Roma, Ashkalia, and Egyptian refugees who earn a living by collecting recyclable
waste in this small Balkans nation, which most of them fled to from neighbouring
Kosovo in 1999.
Sebastian is the family breadwinner,
bringing in enough money to feed his family of seven members in Konik,