Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Iceland.
For Iceland country of information (COI) experts, reports, commentaries and relevant documents, please click here.
As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.
w2eu.info – Welcome to Europe
This hyperlink –w2eu.info – leads to an independent source of information for refugees coming to Europe. w2eu.info might be useful on their journey to and through Europe by giving access to counseling and useful contacts in different European countries.
Icelandic Red Cross
Efstaleiti 9, 103 Reykjavík
Tel: +354 57 04 000
Fax: +354 57 04 010
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 08:30-16:00 and Friday 08:30-15:00
In Iceland, the Red Cross represents the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) and advocates of behalf of and promotes the rights of refugees coming to Iceland. The Red Cross provides assistance to refugees including housing, furniture and electrical appliances, first aid courses and psychological support. The Red Cross also operates a tracing system to help find lost family and loved ones.