In the coming weeks and months ten to 20 people from Haiti will arrive in Iceland, according to a request from the Icelandic Ministry of Social Affairs. All of these people have relatives in Iceland, which expedited their residence permits.
Damage caused by the series of earthquakes that hit Haiti last month. Courtesy of ICE-SAR.
The welfare division of Reykjavík City has agreed to cooperate with the ministry on helping these people adjust to new living conditions, Fréttabladid reports.
In related news, Icelandic pharmaceutical company Actavis has decided to contribute ISK 270 million (USD 2.1 million, EUR 1.5 million) to emergency work in Haiti in the form of financial support and donation of medicine, Morgunbladid reports.
Actavis is currently planning to increase its production capacity and create more jobs in Iceland.