Iceland to recommend parliament to prove support for refugees

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm, Sept.20 (Greenpost)– Icelandic government of has decided to recommend to Parliament that 2 billion ISK (14 million EUR) will be provided for support to refugees and asylum seekers in the course of next 15 months in order to respond to the alarming refugee crisis due to the conflict in Syria.

According to a press release from Reykjavik reaching here, the fund will be used to support office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, UNICEF, UN Central Emergency Relief Fund and the World Food Program. If Iceland receives refugees, it will receive it through the UN organisations.

To strengthen measures that can radically change and expedite the processing of asylum applications and respond to the huge increase in their numbers, thereby reducing uncertainty and inconvenience.

The newly appointed Ministerial Committee on refugees and immigrants will provide detailed suggestions for the allotment of funds, and these shall be ready prior to Parliament’s second reading on the financial budget for 2016.

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