Refugees

Attitudes and Experience of Refugees regarding Adaptation to Icelandic Society - A short summary

The document highlights the findings of a survey from 2005 on attitudes and experience of refugees regarding adaptation to Icelandic Society and gives a short summary of the responses from the refugees.

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Country Chapter on Iceland in the UNHCR Handbook

Iceland has updated the information regarding the government´s program on reception of refugees in the United Nation's Handbook.

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Refugees

The Icelandic Refugee Board is to make proposals to the government on an overall policy and structure for the reception of refugees, supervise the reception of refugees and give comments on individual matters as requested.

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Quota Refugees in Iceland from 1956

The policy in Iceland is to welcome 20–25 refugees every year, those in most need. With exception in the year 1999, the reason being the situation in Kosovo - 77 refugees arrived in the refugee program in Iceland that year.

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