ROME, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Italy's president has called for immediate action following the deaths of four Gypsy children in a fire at an illegal campsite in Rome.
President Giorgio Napolitano said Roma must be "swiftly relocated to stable, dignified accommodation," the Italian news agency ANSA reported.
Napolitano made the comment after meeting with the parents of the children, ages 4 to 11, who died in Monday night's fire.
Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno said tent settlements would be set up within days to house the Gypsies so "death shacks" at illegal camps could be dismantled.
Alemanno said he intended to declare a national day of mourning in the Italian capital for the children.
Amnesty International called discrimination against Roma one of Italy's biggest human rights problems in its 2010 State of the World Human Rights report.
The report cited denial of equal access to housing as a major problem that Roma face.