A joint statement from 30 NGOs about the announcement of the government for the cut in the aid to asylum seekers.
In response to the defamatory announcement issued by the Municipality of Mytilene on 12/3 for the PIKPA area, Lesvos Solidarity issued the following Press Release.
EVICTION OF PIKPA CAMP: a massive and unannounced Police operation took place to move the 74 residents, including 32 children, in order to evict Pikpa camp. “It is unacceptable and absurd that a place like Pikpa is forced to close” said Efi Latsoudi, Legal Representative of Lesvos Solidarity, “while Greek and European governments are supporting and promoting the new inhumane, degrading camp Moria 2.0”
The vulnerable residents of PIKPA camp are in danger due to their transfer to the new temporary camp in Kara Tepe. The premises of the former PIKPA camp in Neapoli Lesvos was offered in 2012 by the Municipality of Lesvos to the residents of the city for hosting refugees, who wereat the time living in the streets of Mytilene or the city’s port. Since then, it has operated as an open, model camp for facilitating the most vulnerable refugees and a sylum seekers, providing them with a safe place, psychosocial support and dignified living conditions.