Icelandic passport

Decline in Applications for Asylum

The Directorate of Immigration (ÚTL) has not published an annual report since 2014 due to what it claims is an “unprecedented increase in applications for international protection,” even as statistics available on its website show that there has been a decline in the number of refugees applying...

Reykjavík with Hallgrímskirkja in the background

Asylum Seekers Enjoy Social Program

Social activities for asylum seekers in Iceland take place under the careful management of the Red Cross’s Julie Ingham, based in Garðabær and Hafnarfjörður. She says it is extremely important to assist asylum seekers when they first reach Iceland.