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Haukur Hilmarsson

Haukur Hilmarsson's Death Confirmed

Representatives of the exiled Kurdish opposition in Syria delivered documents to Eva Hauksdóttir in Glasgow on Friday, confirming that her son, Haukur Hilmarsson, was killed during a Turkish air rain in Afrin on February 24.

Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson

Minister Calls Refugee Debate Pissing Contest

Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson believes Icelanders can accept more than 50 refugees—the number previously agreed on by authorities. He compares recent declarations regarding the number of refugees we should accept to an auction or a pissing contest.

Syrian refugees on the border to Lebanon.

Icelanders’ Offer of Help is World News

The Facebook event Kæra Eygló Harðar—Syria calls, created by Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir, author and professor, to encourage Icelandic authorities to accept more Syrian refugees, has not only caught the attention of Icelanders, but also that of media abroad.

Syrian refugees on the border to Lebanon.

Iceland “Positive” on Accepting More Refugees

“In fact the number of refugee resettlements in Europe is not going up, but rather their previously uneven distribution is being evened out,” Íris Björg Kristjánsdóttir, parliamentary committee specialist on immigration and former head of the refugee committee, told Vísir.