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Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks. Most of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs on geothermal power and is home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. ― Google

Capital: Reykjavík

Official language: Icelandic

Population: 372,520 (2021) World Bank

Prime minister: Katrín Jakobsdóttir

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Magma has been forcing its way up in the last fortnight in the vicinity of Grindavík town in Iceland, resulting in constant seismic activity. Relative damage in infrastructure. The town of Grindavík (3800 people) was evacuated Friday 10 November. 

Volcanic eruption is expected in the area in the coming days. 

Icelandic Red Cross is responsible for registration, shelter, temporary housing and MHPSS. 

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Humanitarian Impact
  3,800
      Affected Persons
                ↳ Updated: 01-Dec-23
  3,800
        Displaced Persons

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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