Announcement to close PIKPA-Camp on Lesvos - MEPs approach regional governor!

07/16/2018

Since 2012, PIKPA refugee camp has been an important self-organised space for hosting refugees, supported by thousands of volunteers. It plays a crucial role for the protection of asylum seekers on Lesvos. PIKPA provides shelter to particularly vulnerable asylum seekers, families, and survivors of shipwrecks.

Last week it received a note of closure by the regional government of the Northern Aegan. Ska, together with MEPs of three different political groups urge the regional government and the mayor of Lesvos in a letter to maintain PIKPA open.

You can find the letter here and more information regarding the announcement of closure here.

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Ms. Christiana Kalogirou

Regional Governor of the North Aegean

 

Mr. Spyros Galinos

Mayor of Lesvos

 

Dear Mrs. Kalogirou,

Dear Mr. Galinos

We are writing this letter because we are very sad and worried that the PIKPA refugee camp on Lesvos received a notice of closure by the Regional Government of the North Aegean. Since it was set up in 2012, PIKPA has been an important self-organised space for hosting refugees, supported by thousands of volunteers. It plays a crucial role for the protection of asylum seekers on Lesvos. As you know, PIKPA provides shelter to particularly vulnerable asylum seekers, families, and survivors of shipwrecks.

Many of us have visited PIKPA in the past years and were impressed by the amazing efforts of volunteers to take care of refugees and respond to their special needs. We are very concerned that this could be put to an end now. We urge you to do everything possible to help solve the problem that led to the unfortunate decision and to maintain PIKPA open.

Yours faithfully,

 

   Ska Keller, MEP, Greens/EFA Group,

Barbara Lochbihler, MEP, Greens/EFA Group,

   Cornelia Ernst, MEP, GUE/NGL Group,

Marisa Matias, MEP, GUE/NGL Group,

   Birgit Sippel, MEP, S&D Group,

Ana Miranda, MEP, Greens/EFA Group,

   Javier Couso Permuy, MEP, GUE/NGL Group,

Terry Reintke, MEP, Greens/EFA Group,

   Jakop Dalunde, MEP, Greens/EFA Group,

Judith Sargentini, MEP, Greens/EFA Group,

   Pascal Durand, MEP, Greens/EFA Group,

Molly Scott Cato, MEP, Greens/EFA Group,

   Tanja Fajon, MEP, S&D Group,

Igor Šoltes, MEP, Greens/EFA Group,

   Sven Giegold, MEP, Greens/EFA Group,

Barbara Spinelli, MEP, GUE/NGL Group

   Tania Gonzáles Peñas, MEP, GUE/NGL Group,

Bart Staes, MEP, Greens/EFA Group,

   Maria Heubuch, MEP, Greens/EFA Group,

Keith Taylor, MEP, Greens/EFA Group,

   Eva Joly, MEP, Greens/EFA Group,

Monika Vana, MEP, Greens/EFA Group,

   Jean Lambert, MEP, Greens/EFA Group,

   Kostadinka Kuneva, GUE/NGL Group

Marie-Christine Vergiat, MEP, GUE/NGL Group

 

 

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