Preparations for New Refugee Arrivals Going Well

Twenty-five quota refugees are expected to arrive in the capital area in the next month and preparations for their arrival are well underway, RÚV reports. The towns of Garðabær and Mosfellsbær [...]

Former Refugees Open Iceland’s First Afghan Restaurant

The first restaurant in Iceland to serve Afghan or Persian food opened in the neighbourhood of Grafarvogur on the outskirts of Reykjavík this week, Vísir reports. The fast food restaurant, Afghan [...]

In Focus: Asylum Seeker Deportations

The impending deportations of two Afghan families seeking asylum in Iceland have been heavily criticised in recent weeks. The families in question are the Sarwary and Safari families, who have [...]

Asylum Applications Increase by 15%

In the first six months of 2019, Iceland’s Directorate of Immigration received 369 applications for international protection. The largest groups of applicants were citizens of Iraq, Venezuela, [...]

Processing Time for Asylum Applications Will Be Shorter

Minister of Justice Þórdís Kolbrún R. Gylfadóttir authorized the Directore of Immigration to shorten the processing time for refugee applications and designated additional funding to the office [...]

Refugee Resettlement Cheaper Than Expected

An official review of refugee reception in the town of Mosfellsbær, just outside of Reykjavík, has revealed that the resettlement of fourteen LGBTQ+ refugees from Uganda in 2018 was cheaper than [...]

Children of Asylum Seekers to be Schooled at Háaleitisskóli

The city of Reykjavík has decided that a special school department for the children of asylum seekers be created at Háaleitisskóli, RÚV reports. A report by the city revealed that between 2017 [...]

Protesters Stage Sit-In in Ministry Lobby for Third Day in a Row

A group of protesters from the activist group No Borders Iceland demonstrated in the lobby of the Ministry of Justice on Thursday afternoon, Vísir reports. This is the group’s third staged sit-in [...]

‘Harsh Police Response’ to Refugee Protests Under Review

The actions taken by police against protestors in Austurvöllur square on March 11th were discussed at an open meeting of Alþingi’s Judicial Affairs and Education Committee on Thursday, RÚV [...]

Protesters Arrested in Front of Parliament

Three individuals were arrested yesterday while protesting in front of the entrance of the Icelandic parliament. The group, which included Icelandic nationals as well as asylum seekers, had [...]

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