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Twenty-seven Refugees Arriving Today

By Iceland Review

Twenty-seven Colombian refugees on will arrive in Iceland today, by invitation of Icelandic authorities and a recommendation from the UN Refugee Agency.

The individuals had fled from Colombia to Ecuador after having been caught up in “violence, conflict and persecution” in their homeland, as reported by the Fréttabladid daily. The refugees will stay in Reykjavík to begin with. The Icelandic Red Cross will provide them with housing and counseling.

There have been 247 refugees accepted by Icelandic authorities since 1996.

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