On Brekkustígur, in western Reykjavík, there is a cycle workshop where refugees and asylum seekers are invited to come and fix up old bikes, which they can then keep for personal transport.
Food is served almost cold, hygiene is lacking, soap or paper towels are lacing by sinks, and there is damage from moisture.
Racist public discourse has increased in Iceland in recent years, according to a report by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance.
The asylum seeker from Macedonia who set himself afire on Wednesday, last week, has died of his wounds.
An asylum seeker from Macedonia, staying in housing provided by the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration, poured gasoline over himself yesterday, outside the building, and set himself on fire.
In support of refugees, the Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men has released a new video for their song ‘We Sink,’ which appeared on their 2015 album, Beneath the Skin.
More and more Icelandic lawyers no longer offer their services to asylum seekers, because of the latter’s inability to pay their bills.
According to a new report from the Red Cross, hundreds of children in Reykjavík grow up in dismal conditions, trapped in poverty.
For the next two months, up to 75 asylum seekers will be housed where the Icelandic Police Academy used to be.
Kristín Völundardóttir, head of the Directorate of Immigration, believes the number of asylum seekers in Iceland will exceed 700 this year.
A young Syrian boy, who arrived in Iceland as a refugee in January, charmed visitors at the Reykjavík City Library last week by singing an Icelandic nursery rhyme in flawless Icelandic.
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.
About 40 Syrian refugees from refugee camps in Lebanon have been offered to resettle in Iceland late this year.
An asylum seeker who has gone on hunger strike in Iceland says he does not know what else he can do to prevent him and his young family being deported.
Residents of Grundarhverfi, on the small Kjalarnes peninsula, are upset with the Directorate of Immigration for housing 43 asylum seekers in their neighborhood. A heated public meeting took place this week.
Four Icelandic asylum seekers are registered with the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and one Icelander has the status of a refugee.
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.