More Syrian refugees arrive in Iceland

Eygló Harðardóttir welcomes a Syrian mother and baby.

Eygló Harðardóttir welcomes a Syrian mother and baby. Iceland Monitor/Styrmir Kári

Four Syrian families arrived in Iceland yesterday and were welcomed by the Minister of Social Affairs and Housing, Eygló Harðardóttir. 

"We care about your wellbeing in Iceland, and wish for you to take part in our society," said Harðardóttir, warmly welcoming the people. One family will be moving to Kópavogur and the other three to Hafnarfjörður. 

They have all stayed at refugee camps in Lebanon and were flown from there via Paris. 

Representatives of the Icelandic Red Cross also welcomed the families and gave them gifts. 

"Without a doubt many things will come as a surprise to you over the next few days, weeks and months, whether its our customs or habits, the weather or our nature, but hopefully soon you will feel like Icelanders and find out that we're probably very similar to you. "

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