The number of applications for protection in Iceland has been increasing steadily for the past few years and so far this year, 309 applications have been received. Compared to the number of applications received by October 31st last year, the number of applications has more than doubled this year.
As stated earlier on the Directorate‘s website, there was an unprecedented number of applications for protection received in August and September this year, a total of 110 individuals. In October there was a small decrease compared to September, as 57 applications were received. From November 1st to the 24th, 34 persons applied for protection. Looking at this trend, it is expected that applications for protection will continue to increase in Iceland.