The latest European Social Survey shows that Icelanders have progressively become more positive about immigration and multiculturalism and that the country now holds the most liberal views on these matters in Europe.
The Directorate of Immigration (ÚTL) has not published an annual report since 2014 due to what it claims is an “unprecedented increase in applications for international protection,” even as statistics available on its website show that there has been a decline in the number of refugees applying...
Two sisters from Iraq were excited to see snow for the first time upon arriving to their new home in Iceland, RÚV reports.
Icelandic Minister of Health Óttarr Proppé is in Bangladesh on a UNICEF mission to become acquainted with the situation of Rohingya refugees in the country.
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 families seeking asylum in Iceland have now been granted residence permits on basis of human rights consideration.
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, had its last parliamentary session yesterday before the upcoming elections. Due to the time being very short, not a lot was settled upon.
The Directorate of Immigration has deferred the deportation of Abrahim and Haniye Maleki, Afghan father and daughter.
The Office of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police has requested the Directorate of Immigration postpone the deportation of an Afghan father and his 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.
Public funding for all immigration and refugee related matters in Iceland will more than double next year, with sources claiming the amount will go from 150 million krónas to 410 million.
Icelandic authorities will follow up with the Directorate of Immigration's decision to deport two refugee families that have sought asylum in Iceland.
The Icelandic Immigration and Asylum Appeals Board has confirmed the Directorate of Immigration's decision to deport an eleven-year old Afghan girl and her disabled father, basing it on the Dublin Regulation.
Icelandic Minister of Social Affairs, Þorsteinn Víglundsson, wrote a lengthy post on his Facebook profile, discussing the matter of refugees. The post delves into the arguments used by those who are against taking in more refugees, due to it preventing Iceland from improving pensions for the...
The Icelandic government has agreed to offer up to 55 refugees next year a home in Iceland. Within a few years, the number is expected to rise to a hundred refugees per year.
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.
Racist public discourse has increased in Iceland in recent years, according to a report by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance.