The Egyptian siblings.

Egyptian Family Granted Residence Permits

News Tagged with “Asylum”

Immigrants Represent 15.2 Percent of Population

24 Sep 2020 At the beginning of the year, 55,354 immigrants resided in Iceland.

Iceland Among Most-Accepting Countries for Migrants

24 Sep 2020 According to Gallup’s Migrant Acceptance Index, Iceland is the second most-accepting country for migrants in the world - second to Canada only.

From yesterday's protest in support of the family.

Whereabouts of Egyptian Family Unknown

16 Sep 2020 The whereabouts of an asylum seeking Egyptian family of six, who has been living in Iceland for more than two years, are unknown.

The Egyptian children, whose deportation has been protested.

Will Egyptian Family Be Deported Tomorrow?

15 Sep 2020 An attorney for an Egyptian family, set to be deported from Iceland tomorrow, has sent a letter to the Welfare Committee and the Constitutional and Supervisory Committee of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, insisting that the case be addressed.

Asylum seekers, during a protest last year.

Highest Number of Applications for Protection in Three Years

20 Aug 2020 The Directorate of Immigration in Iceland received 106 applications for international protection during the month of July.

Mary, 8, and Hanyie, 11.

Bill put forward so that Hanyie and Mary can stay in Iceland

11 Sep 2017 The Alliance Party announced yesterday that they will be putting forward a government bill to allow asylum seekers Haniye, 11, and Mary, 8, and their families to stay in Iceland. Following a protest on Saturday at Austurvöllur square, Minister of Justice Sigríður Á.Andersen said that she would not be interfering in the matter.

Mary, eight, and Hanyie, eleven, will be deported within the next few days.

"We won't give up"

8 Sep 2017 "Their only hope is for someone to intervene in the matter right now and stop these deportations," says Sema Erla Sedar speaking on behalf of the two girls about to be deported from Iceland. One is the eleven-year-old Haniye Maleki and the other, the 8-year-old Mary from Nigeria.

Sunday, Mary, and Joy.

Public outrage as Nigerian asylum seekers are to be deported

26 Jul 2017 "Im a dead man if I go back to Nigeria, but this isn't about me, it's about my daughter. I want her to have a chance of a better life," says Sunday Iserian, a Nigerian asylum seeker speaking to After nearly two years of waiting in Iceland, their application has been rejected by the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration.

Transgender Australian couple apply for asylum in Iceland fearing persecution at home

21 Jun 2017 Two Australian women have applied for asylum in Iceland for humanitarian reasons. They say that the Australian attitude to gay and trans people puts their lives in danger.

The scene of yesterday's dramatic incident.

Iceland asylum seeker critical after setting himself on fire

8 Dec 2016 A Macedonian asylum seeker who doused himself with petrol and set himself on fire yesterday afternoon is still in critical condition in hospital.

Police trying to deport the family on Tuesday night.

Family with two young children, born in Iceland, face deportation

17 Nov 2016 Police came to deport a family of four on Tuesday night but protests and advice from the child protection services in Reykjavik halted the proceedings. The future for the family is still uncertain.

Protests outside the Ministry for the Interior to stop asylum seekers being turned away.

Increasing numbers of asylum seekers

23 Sep 2016 Kristín Völundardóttir, director of the Iceland Directory of Immigration says that asylum seekers are "pouring in" and expects them to be around 700 by the end of this year.

The man was arrested in July last year.

Charges dropped in Iceland HIV infection case

20 Sep 2016 Charges against a man arrested last year on suspicion of deliberately infecting women in Iceland with HIV have been dropped.

Record number of asylum applications to Iceland

14 Sep 2016 More applications for asylum in Iceland have been received so far this year than in the full twelve months of 2015, according to Iceland’s Directorate of Immigration.

Torpikey and Maryam.

Icelanders petition to save Afghan women from deportation

23 Aug 2016 A group of Icelandic women, including filmmaker Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir, have started a petition urging the government to grant two Afghan women currently living in Iceland asylum.




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