Statement On Announced Closure Of PIKPA Camp

Statement On Announced Closure Of PIKPA Camp

At a time when a new, inhumane camp was re-constructed in Lesvos after a huge fire destroyed Moria camp, all dignified alternatives for accommodating refugees are under attack. The Greek minister for Asylum and Migration Mitarakis announced in the press on Wednesday that the government will close Pikpa camp by the end of October.

Fire in Moria Camp: Greece And Europe Must Take Responsibility And Act To Protect

Fire in Moria Camp: Greece And Europe Must Take Responsibility And Act To Protect

The fire that largely destroyed Moria camp in Lesvos is a direct result of the cruel policies of Greece and Europe. For years they have kept people trapped and abandoned in overcrowded island camps in Greece.

Donations of medical and health equipment from Lesvos Solidarity

Lesvos Solidarity, together with the people who support it, in the context of the effort to strengthen the public health system, offered medical and health equipment to the health structures of the island.

Region Must Reconsider Decision To Close PIKPA

On 16 July 2018, following a hearing at the court of Mytilene and an inspection of the PIKPA refugee camp, an application for interim measures against the camp was rejected. The application was submitted by 5 hotel owners and 2 individuals both in the Neapoli area of Mytilene, and referred to risks of lost profits, environmental degradation, risks to public health and detrimental effects on the quality of life in the area. The Municipality of Lesvos as well as the Lesvos Hoteliers Association supported the application for the interim measures.

Reaction To Announcement To Close PIKPA Camp

Lesvos Solidarity reacts to the reports regarding the announcement by the Region of North Aegean to close down the open, self- organised space of PIKPA in Neapoli due to the report by the Hygiene Service, which considers it dangerous to public health and the environment.

Press Release 3 January 2018

Lesvos Solidarity calls for the immediate release of a vulnerable case currently unnecessarily detained in PROKEKA, the prison within Moria refugee camp. His is one of many inhumane and illegal detention cases linked to the EU-Turkey deal.

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Thu Sep 24 09:46:37 +0000 2020

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Thu Sep 24 08:20:49 +0000 2020

RT @MSF_Sea: They said no new #Moria but built a new containment camp in #Lesbos. Now they announce the closure of #Pikpa, a symbol of huma…