causes
countries

Iceland

Map
Organizations in Iceland View all

Locations
Afghanistan , Albania , Algeria , Angola , Argentina , Australia , Austria , Azerbaijan , Bahama , Bangladesh ...See More Countries , Belarus , Belize , Benin , Bolivia , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Botswana , Brazil , Bulgaria , Burkina Faso , Cambodia , Cameroon , Canada , Central African Republic , Chile , China , Colombia , Congo , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Costa Rica , Cote d'Ivoire , Croatia , Cuba , Czech Republic , Denmark , Dominican Republic , Ecuador , Egypt , El Salvador , Eritrea , Estonia , Ethiopia , Falkland Islands , Fiji , Finland , France , French Guiana , Gabon , Georgia , Germany , Ghana , Greece , Greenland , Guatemala , Guinea , Guinea Ecuatorial , Guinea-Bissau , Guyana , Haiti , Honduras , Hungary , Iceland , India , Indonesia , Iran , Iraq , Ireland , Israel , Italy , Jamaica , Japan , Jordan , Kazakhstan , Kenya , Kyrgyzstan , Laos , Latvia , Liberia , Libya , Lithuania , Macedonia , Madagascar , Malawi , Malaysia , Mali , Mauritanie , Mexico , Mongolia , Morocco , Mozambique , Myanmar , Namibia , Nepal , Netherlands , New Caledonia , New Zealand , Nicaragua , Niger , Nigeria , Norway , Oman , Pakistan , Panama , Papua New Guinea , Paraguay , Peru , Philippines , Poland , Portugal , Republic of Chad , Romania , Russia , SaudiArabia , Senegal , Serbia , Sierra Leone , Slovakia , Slovenia , Solomon Islands , Somalia , South Africa , Spain , Sri Lanka , Sudan , Suriname , Svalbard , Sweden , Switzerland , Syria , Tajikistan , Tanzania , Thailand , The Republic of South Sudan , Togo , Trinidad and Tobago , Tunisia , Turkey , Turkmenistan , UAE , Uganda , UK , Ukraine , United States of America , Uruguay , Uzbekistan , Vanuatu , Venezuela , Vietnam , Western Sahara , Yemen , Zambia , Zimbabwe Show Less Countries
Causes
Human Rights
Modeled on Vietnam Vets Against the War, LEAP brings unquestionable credibility and first hand experience to its critique of our drug policies to wide audiences. Find out why Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow said, "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is a singular organization whose credibility and experience provide ...See More one of the strongest voices against the War on Drugs anywhere in the world." Show Less

Locations
Algeria , Canada , China , Egypt , Ethiopia , Haiti , Iceland , India , Indonesia , Jordan ...See More Countries , Kenya , Lebanon , Liberia , Palestine , Philippines , Russia , Sri Lanka , Sudan , Tanzania , Thailand , Turkey , Uganda , United States of America , Zambia Show Less Countries
Causes
Health
Both at home and abroad, Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs (Trauma Recovery/HAP), focuses its efforts on building the capacity of under-served communities to secure effective trauma treatment through proper training and developing our Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) in communities throughout the country.

Locations
Argentina , Australia , Azerbaijan , Belarus , Botswana , Brazil , Burkina Faso , Cameroon , Canada , Chile ...See More Countries , China , Colombia , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Costa Rica , Croatia , Cuba , Ecuador , Egypt , El Salvador , Ethiopia , Finland , France , Germany , Greece , Guatemala , Honduras , Iceland , India , Indonesia , Italy , Japan , Jordan , Kazakhstan , Madagascar , Malaysia , Mali , Mauritanie , Mexico , Mongolia , Morocco , Mozambique , Netherlands , Nicaragua , Niger , Nigeria , Norway , Oman , Panama , Peru , Philippines , Poland , Republic of Chad , Romania , Russia , SaudiArabia , South Africa , Spain , Sudan , Sweden , Taiwan , Tanzania , Thailand , The Republic of South Sudan , Turkey , UK , Ukraine , United States of America , Uruguay , Uzbekistan , Venezuela , Yemen , Zambia , Zimbabwe Show Less Countries
Causes
Religion
Moms in Prayer International is a worldwide ministry devoted to covering every child and every school in prayer. Started in 1984 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, we are now headquartered in beautiful Poway, California and have prayer groups in over 140 countries. Moms in Prayer exists because one mom felt a ...See More burden to pray for her children with another mom… and we have grown into a global movement of prayer. Show Less
View all

Causes We Support

Environment
Human Rights
Education
Poverty
Religion
Clean Water
Economy
Government
Health
Children/Youth
Environment
Iceland is party to the Kyoto Protocol and other UN-backed consortiums on climate change and environmental sustainability.1 The country also has a long-term vision for reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050.2

Show References
1 http://eng.umhverfisraduneyti.is/media/PDF_skrar/Stefnumorkun_i_loftslagsmalum_enlokagerd.pdf
2 Ibid
Hide References

Iceland News

Barron's 
During the crisis, Iceland's current account deficit ballooned to nearly 30% of GDP after its big banks went bust and the nation was bailed out by the International Monetary Fund. Today, Iceland has a surplus. “It's a massive swing that would make even ... See more..
ABC Online 
Teams from Iceland, Sweden, the UK, the US and Canada will compete to be the AFL's top team in the capital Reykjavik this weekend. See more..
Wide World of Sports 
Bleak is a nice way to describe the conditions at this football match in Iceland. The sideways freezing rain and snow forced officials to suspend the match between Fram Reykjavik and Breidablik. Obviously no-one told the weather gods winter is supposed ... See more..
See More News
SBS - The World Game 
Melbourne Victory striker Besart Berisha made his debut for Kosovo as his side slipped to a 2-1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying defeat against Iceland. Source: PA Sport. 25 Mar 2017 - 10:01 AM UPDATED 12 HOURS AGO ... See more..
Iceland Monitor 
"I was sitting by my computer and the balcony door was open. My dog, Tigull, came whimpering to me and wouldn't stop until I followed him onto the balcony."Tígull was trying to point out to his owner that a small bird was lying unconcious on the balcony. See more..
Iceland Monitor 
All domestic flights in Iceland are currently down because of bad weather. According to Air Iceland the weather above the country is so bad that flight is ... See more..
News & Observer 
FIFA had ordered the stadium in the capital to be closed to fans when Croatia hosted Turkey and Iceland last year as punishment for previous incidents of racism and disorder. Croatia opened a three-point lead, midway through the qualifying, with 13 ... See more..
Reykjavík Grapevine 
An Icelandic company, with financing from a Canadian company, hopes to mine for gold all over Iceland. One elected official is nonetheless worried about the environmental impact this plan could have. Kristín Ólafsdóttir is the CEO of Iceland Resources, ... See more..
Irish Times 
Eric Dier has said England cannot afford to take Lithuania lightly on Sunday – especially in light of the team's chastening Euro 2016 defeat to Iceland. Such sides have long been considered minnows, and England a big fish in world football, but Iceland ... See more..
The Sun 
The hybrid egg from Iceland is made up of Wensleydale cheese and raspberry and white chocolate curls. See more..
Show Less News

Geography

Northern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the United Kingdom
Area

Total 103,000 sq km
Land 100,250 sq km
Water 2,750 sq km

Climate

temperate; moderated by North Atlantic Current; mild, windy winters; damp, cool summers ;
Natural Resources

fish, hydropower, geothermal power, diatomite ;
Natural Hazards

earthquakes and volcanic activity

volcanism: Iceland, situated on top of a hotspot, experiences severe volcanic activity; Eyjafjallajokull (elev. 1,666 m) erupted in 2010, sending ash high into the atmosphere and seriously disrupting European air traffic; scientists continue to monitor nearby Katla (elev. 1,512 m), which has a high probability of eruption in the very near future, potentially disrupting air traffic; Grimsvoetn and Hekla are Iceland's most active volcanoes; other historically active volcanoes include Askja, Bardarbunga, Brennisteinsfjoll, Esjufjoll, Hengill, Krafla, Krisuvik, Kverkfjoll, Oraefajokull, Reykjanes, Torfajokull, and Vestmannaeyjar Iceland, situated on top of a hotspot, experiences severe volcanic activity; Eyjafjallajokull (elev. 1,666 m) erupted in 2010, sending ash high into the atmosphere and seriously disrupting European air traffic; scientists continue to monitor nearby Katla (elev. 1,512 m), which has a high probability of eruption in the very near future, potentially disrupting air traffic; Grimsvoetn and Hekla are Iceland's most active volcanoes; other historically active volcanoes include Askja, Bardarbunga, Brennisteinsfjoll, Esjufjoll, Hengill, Krafla, Krisuvik, Kverkfjoll, Oraefajokull, Reykjanes, Torfajokull, and Vestmannaeyjar ;
Current Environmental Issues

water pollution from fertilizer runoff; inadequate wastewater treatment ;

Demographics

Nationality
Icelandic
Population
315,281 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

Iceland's Scandinavian-type social-market economy combines a capitalist structure and free-market principles with an extensive welfare system. Prior to the 2008 crisis, Iceland had achieved high growth, low unemployment, and a remarkably even distribution of income. The economy depends heavily on the fishing industry, which provides 40% of export earnings, more than 12% of GDP, and employs nearly 5% of the work force. It remains sensitive to declining fish stocks as well as to fluctuations in world prices for its main exports: fish and fish products, aluminum, and ferrosilicon. Iceland's economy has been diversifying into manufacturing and service industries in the ...See More last decade, particularly within the fields of software production, biotechnology, and tourism. Abundant geothermal and hydropower sources have attracted substantial foreign investment in the aluminum sector, boosted economic growth, and sparked some interest from high-tech firms looking to establish data centers using cheap green energy, although the financial crisis has put several investment projects on hold. Much of Iceland's economic growth in recent years came as the result of a boom in domestic demand following the rapid expansion of the country's financial sector. Domestic banks expanded aggressively in foreign markets, and consumers and businesses borrowed heavily in foreign currencies, following the privatization of the banking sector in the early 2000s. Worsening global financial conditions throughout 2008 resulted in a sharp depreciation of the krona vis-a-vis other major currencies. The foreign exposure of Icelandic banks, whose loans and other assets totaled more than 10 times the country's GDP, became unsustainable. Iceland's three largest banks collapsed in late 2008. The country secured over $10 billion in loans from the IMF and other countries to stabilize its currency and financial sector, and to back government guarantees for foreign deposits in Icelandic banks. GDP fell 6.8% in 2009, and unemployment peaked at 9.4% in February 2009. GDP rose 2.7% in 2012 and unemployment declined to 5.6%. Since the collapse of Iceland's financial sector, government economic priorities have included: stabilizing the krona, implementing capital controls, reducing Iceland's high budget deficit, containing inflation, addressing high household debt, restructuring the financial sector, and diversifying the economy. Three new banks were established to take over the domestic assets of the collapsed banks. Two of them have foreign majority ownership, while the State holds a majority of the shares of the third. Iceland began making payments to the UK, the Netherlands, and other claimants in late 2011 following Iceland's Supreme Court ruling that upheld 2008 emergency legislation that gives priority to depositors for compensation from failed Icelandic banks. Iceland owes British and Dutch authorities approximately $5.5 billion for compensating British and Dutch citizens who lost deposits in Icesave when parent bank Landsbanki failed in 2008. Iceland began accession negotiations with the EU in July 2010; however, public support has dropped substantially because of concern about losing control over fishing resources and in reaction to worries over the ongoing Eurozone crisis. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$13.04 billion (2012 est.); $12.83 billion (2011 est.); $12.47 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

9.7% of GDP (2012 est.); 8.2% of GDP (2011 est.); 4.4% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

potatoes, green vegetables; mutton, chicken, pork, beef, dairy products; fish
Industries

fish processing; aluminum smelting, ferrosilicon production; geothermal power, hydropower, tourism