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.

Government of Iceland 2013.

Iceland to Welcome More than 100 Refugees

The Government of Iceland announced at a press conference today that ISK 2 billion (USD 16 million, EUR 14 million) will be allocated to assist refugees and asylum seekers. Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said he expected that Iceland will accept more than 100 refugees...

Icelandic Bank Welcomes Refugees

The analysis department at Arion Bank has released a report saying that welcoming a large number of refugees to Iceland would be a very extensive and expensive project, but that the long-term economic effect would be a positive one—adding that there is little to suggest that the move would cause...

Icelandic passport

Human Trafficking in the Spotlight

“The best prevention against human trafficking is to open the conversation and teach society about the issue. Then it is also important to support the immigrant community to make sure that individuals are not abused due to not properly knowing their rights. It is certainly a difficult task to...