Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson invited a group of 22 Syrian refugees to his residence at Bessastaðir yesterday.
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson met with US Deputy Assistant Secretary Benjamin G. Ziff in Reykjavík this morning to express the objection of Icelandic authorities to US President Donald Trump’s executive order, banning US entry to refugees, as well as the citizens...
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has invited the 22 Syrian refugees, who were expected to arrive in the country today, to his residence at Bessastaðir this afternoon.
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.
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.
Asylum seekers who do not have the right to stay in Iceland will now be able to return to safe conditions without the intervention of police or the authorities.
Church ministers deserve a reprimand for offering sanctuary to asylum seekers in Laugarneskirkja church last week, opines Helgi Magnús Gunnarsson deputy state prosecutor.
Two asylum seekers were forcefully removed by police from Laugarneskirkja church early this morning, after the minister had offered them sanctuary.
About 40 Syrian refugees from refugee camps in Lebanon have been offered to resettle in Iceland late this year.
Today, Þórunn Ólafsdóttir received the City of Reykjavík Human Rights Award for her aid work on the Greek island of Lesbos.
Hrafn Jökulsson, author and chess fanatic, is today and tomorrow engaged in a chess marathon for charity. He is playing at Reykjavík City Hall and everybody is welcome to come along. Hrafn is collecting money for the UNICEF Fatima Fund for Syrian refugee children.
Four Syrian families have arrived in Iceland this week as part of the country’s commitment to resettle refugees from the war-torn country.
An additional 20 Syrian refugees are expected to arrive in Iceland within the next couple of months.
Four Icelandic asylum seekers are registered with the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and one Icelander has the status of a refugee.
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson traveled to Lebanon on Saturday to familiarize himself with the conditions of refugees in the area.
A record number of applications for protection were received by the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration last year.