Monday, 23 June 2014

Monday Ice: No Human Being is Illegal

I watch from a distance in disgust how Australia treats asylum seekers and there is also some question here in Iceland about the treatment of refugees and how long it takes to process their applications, although I doubt it is to the same degree of degradation that the current Australian govt imposes on refugees.

There has been a positive move forward here in the last few days with the Icelandic govt promising to shorten processing of applications to 90 days plus they signed a contract between the ministry and the Icelandic Red Cross on services to asylum seekers.  The Red Cross will oversee and constantly assess conditions, regularly visit and provide social services.  This is a move in the right direction.

1 comment:

  1. I also watch in disgust at the Australian governments inhumanity and disregard for their fellow beings in distress. Echoes of the White Australia policy?