*Statement of W.O.M.E.N and Immigrants In Iceland on post of Fjölskylduhjálp Íslands Reykjanesi regarding mistreatment of people of foreign origin, who seek for help at their organisation.*
It has been brought to our attention this morning, that Fjölskylduhjálp in Reykjanes has published a post in which we can read, that citizens of Iceland deserve to be in first in line of receiving help, amongst all other who seek for it during Christmas.
This statement is shocking to us, since this kind of treatment of people of foreign origin is both illegal and punishable by the law, but also highly immoral and unacceptable in today’s society, where multiculturalism is a part of our identity as a nation and immigrants consist 15% of all people in Iceland.
We know, that this is not a first occurrence for this organisation, since these reports repeatedly show up on social media and cause equal amount of public outrage each time.
We would like to point out, that the leaders of the organisation are solely responsible for all people, who provide their work and time to assist everyone in need and are not to be blamed for negligence and lack of control over their public relations routes of people in position of power within the institution.
We expect the leaders of Fjölskylduhjálp Íslands Reykjanesi to resign immediately from their roles and their deputies to take on their responsibilities until the next board elections.
We believe that democratic and just society can only be achieved and work, where all people, private companies and public institutions are equal in the name of the law and unwritten ethical guidelines within our communities.