Iceland Has Offered to House Syrian Refugees

I guess you know what you’re doing, Iceland:

In the wake of one the greatest challenges Europe is facing with millions of Syrians fleeing war and persecution, one country is taking matters into their own hands.

Thousands in Iceland responded on Facebook saying they’ll welcome Syrians into their own homes after their government capped refugee numbers at 50, The Independent reports.

On Sunday, Icelandic author, Bryndis Bjorgvinsdottir set up the Facebook group with an open letter to pressure the government to increase its intake of refugees.

By Tuesday morning, more than 11,000 families have offered their homes, food and clothes to the refugees, in a country with a population of around 330,000 inhabitants, The Independent reports.

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