From Iceland — 20 More Syrian Refugees On The Way

20 More Syrian Refugees On The Way

Published March 4, 2016

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Hans Guðmundsson

20 more Syrian refugees will soon be welcomed to Iceland to begin a new life. A great many of them include survivors of torture and other forms of violence.

RÚV reports that this next round of refugees will be arriving at some point in the next two months. They range in age from two weeks to 60 years old, and are considered to be a group in special need of help, as a great many of them have been subjected to torture and other forms of violence.

Currently, they are situated in refugee camps in Lebanon and comprised of five families – nine adults and eleven children. Upon arrival in Iceland, they will be provided new homes in Hafnarfjörður and Kópavogur.

Iceland already welcomed 35 Syrian refugees to Iceland, who arrived last January. They were greeted at Keflavík International Airport personally by Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, amongst others, and are reportedly adjusting well to their new lives.

How many refugees from Syria Iceland will end up accepting has still not been definitively decided.

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