The Judicial Affairs Committee of the Icelandic parliament has proposed 69 individuals be granted Icelandic citizenship.
The Immigration and Asylum Appeals Board harshly criticized the Directorate of Immigration on their decision to deport an asylum seeker last October.
“They can finally start to think about their future and other things that most of us take as a given.”
An Albanian couple is scheduled to be deported from Iceland along with their ten-month-old daughter, who was born in the country.
Icelander Ísold Ugga has won best director at the Sundance Film Festival for her film And Breathe Normally.
The Directorate of Immigration has deferred the deportation of Abrahim and Haniye Maleki, Afghan father and daughter.
A bill will be introduced in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, this week proposing Icelandic citizenship be granted to two girls and their families who have been denied asylum in Iceland.
South Iceland Police believe a body found yesterday is that of Nika Begadze, a Georgian asylum seeker.
The man who fell into Gullfoss waterfall on Wednesday has been identified by South Iceland police as Nika Begades, a 22-year-old from Georgia.
The search for a man who fell into Gullfoss waterfall on Wednesday will be scaled back over the weekend, according to the South Iceland police.
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.