Ásmundur Friðriksson, a member of the Icelandic parliament, has apologised for claiming that the Red Cross wasted away money on lawyers who aided refugees.
Five delegates from the Icelandic Red Cross are on their way to the city of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh to work in a hospital set up for refugees from Myanmar.
Two Romanian men, who sought the assistance of the Red Cross as soon as they entered Iceland at the weekend, are having their case investigated by police.
The number of people using the services of the Icelandic Red Cross harm reduction project ‘Frú Ragnheiður’ tripled last year.
The Icelandic Red Cross doubts more than the 50-60 quota refugees already approved by the government can be accepted this year. We could, however, receive 200 refugees a year in 2016 and 2017.