Never before have as many people sought asylum in Iceland as this year.
Asylum seekers who do not have the right to stay in Iceland will now be able to return to safe conditions without the intervention of police or the authorities.
Church ministers deserve a reprimand for offering sanctuary to asylum seekers in Laugarneskirkja church last week, opines Helgi Magnús Gunnarsson deputy state prosecutor.
Two asylum seekers were forcefully removed by police from Laugarneskirkja church early this morning, after the minister had offered them sanctuary.
Isabel Alejandra Díaz graduated from Ísafjörður High School, the West Fjords, with the highest grade of all students in the subject of Icelandic.
About 40 Syrian refugees from refugee camps in Lebanon have been offered to resettle in Iceland late this year.
The increasing numbers of tourists, asylum seekers and refugees calls for action from the Icelandic authorities and police, according to a new report from the national commissioner of police, commissioned by the Ministry for the Interior about Iceland’s membership of the Schengen agreement.
The rights of fifty workers, hired by a Polish subcontractor to work on the geothermal power station at Þeistareykir, North Iceland, were violated.
Two sisters from Sri Lanka, who are strongly suspected of being victims of forced labor in Vík í Mýrdal, have left the country.
A record number of applications for protection were received by the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration last year.
The Albanian families, who were deported on December 10 after their applications for asylum were rejected, will return to Iceland this afternoon. Their applications for citizenship were approved in late December.
There is a ninth grade a class in Fellaskóli, a school in the Reykjavík suburb of Breiðholt, in which the students are of thirteen different nationalities.
The head of SA-Business Iceland, a service organization for Icelandic businesses, states that Iceland will in the near future become a nation of immigrants.
Hekla María Friðriksdóttir, an Icelander volunteering on the Greek island of Lesbos (Lesvos), spent December 23 on a rescue mission by the shore.
The Albanian families, who were deported from Iceland on December 10, after their requests for asylum were not granted, resulting in harsh criticism of the authorities on social media, have been granted Icelandic citizenship.
Applications for Icelandic citizenship have been received from both Albanian families with terminally ill children who were deported on December 10.
IKEA has announced plans to donate ISK 100,000 (USD 770, EUR 705) of store credit to all 55 Syrian refugees expected in Iceland in January.
The Icelandic Met Office has received criticism lately, because a German meteorologist, Martin Hensch, has been reading the weather report on RÚV’s Rás1, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.
There is willingness within Alþingi’s General Affairs Committee to grant Icelandic citizenship to an Albanian boy, suffering from cystic fibrosis, and his family.
Controversy has surrounded the decision by the Directorate of Immigration to deny the applications for asylum of two Albanian families.
The Icelandic Red Cross has sent a delegate, Páll Biering, associate professor of psychiatric nursing, to Greece. This is the first time this century that Iceland sends a delegate to a country within Europe.
Negotiations are underway between the Directorate of Immigration and the Town of Kópavogur, located in the capital area, to set up an emergency shelter for asylum seekers.