A total of 28 individuals received asylum in Iceland in 2014, up from 11 in 2013, while five individuals received protection on humanitarian grounds, compared to one in 2013.
A group of 13 refugees from Syria will arrive in Iceland in the next few weeks. In the group are adults and children with disabilities.
The Supreme Court of Iceland this week overturned a decision by the Ministry of the Interior denying responsibility for processing the case of an Iraqi asylum seeker under the European Dublin Accord.
Asylum seeker Adam Ibrahim Pasha from Iraq went on hunger strike on Monday after his application for asylum in Iceland was rejected by the Directorate of Immigration last Friday.
Applications for asylum in Iceland have increased by 50 percent every year since 2009 when 35 individuals requested asylum in Iceland.