13 Jun 2017Minister for Social Affairs and Equality in Iceland, Þorsteinn Víglundsson reaffirmed the plans of the Icelandic government on the annual reception of quota refugees and the government's policy to receive a greater number of refugees in coming years.
16 Aug 2016Tensions ran high yesterday at a twin demonstration in central Reykjavik by activists showing support for refugees and asylum seekers and members of the right-wing nationalist Icelandic National Front.
12 May 2016New figures from Iceland’s Directorate of Immigration show that 177 individuals applied for asylum in Iceland in the first four months of 2016 – around three times more than the same period last year.
16 Apr 2016A family of seven have a new home in Akureyri. It's a home where smiles, gratitude and optimism prevail. It's been four months since couple Joumaa and Joumana arrived in Iceland accompanied by their five sons as refugees from Syria.
21 Jan 2016The faces of the Syrian children who just moved to Akureyri were filled with joy as they played in the thick snow. The children form part of the group of refugees who arrived to Iceland on Tuesday.
19 Jan 2016Staff at the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs greeted the group of Syrian refugees who arrived at Paris Charles de Gaulle this morning to get a connecting flight to Iceland. The group were given snacks for their journey and all the children received books and colouring books for their journey towards their new home.
20 Dec 2015"This is a joyous day," said Hermann Ragnarsson who applied for citizenship on behalf of the two Albanian families who were deported recently. The Icelandic Government offered them citizenship yesterday.