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PIKPA is an self-organised shelter of exiles created by the inhabitants of the island of Lesbos, near the Turkish coast (https://goo.gl/maps/pAonT), in a place provided by the municipality.

Sometimes instrumentalised by the police, which makes it a spillway of the Moria detention center when full, PIKPA is nevertheless an open welcoming place, where the exiles may find that Europe is also a place of hospitality and solidarity.

The municipality has changed, and the new mayor wants to close PIKPA.

Welcome to Europe release (in English):

http://lesvos.w2eu.net/2014/09/21/mayor-of-mitilini-wants-to-close-down-self-organised-welcome-center-for-refugees/

Christian Peace Team Mediterranean release (in English):

http://cptmediterranean.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/press-release-mayor-galenos-is-wasting-an-opportunity-to-support-hospitality-at-pikpa/