Discover the MIRPS

The MIRPS is an effective framework to promote a coordinated regional response to forced displacement in Central America and Mexico.

Support Platform

The MIRPS Support Platform is a mechanism to support the efforts of the MIRPS countries in offering protection and seeking solutions.

MIRPS Annual Report

At the end of the first quarter of 2021, the challenges faced by MIRPS countries worsened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this context, forcibly displaced people with protection needs faced new risks to their health, security, access to rights, and resilience.

Experts Business Roundtable

The voice of business in supporting employability of forcibly displaced persons in Central America and Mexico.

June 29th, 2022

Forced Displacement in Figures

Over one million people have been forcibly displaced in and from countries in Central America and Mexico due to violence, inequality, poverty, and food insecurity.

Climate change and the impact of COVID-19 are emerging factors that have exacerbated underlying vulnerabilities and left many people across the region with no option but to flee.

 

What is the MIRPS?

The Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework (MIRPS) effectively promotes a coordinated regional response to forced displacement, engages all relevant stakeholders, and galvanizes essential humanitarian, development, public, and private sector initiatives.

There are seven countries that make up the MIRPS: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Panama.

Objectives

Improve mechanisms for reception and admission

Respond to humanitarian and protection needs

Support host countries and communities

Enhance opportunities for durable solutions

Focus Areas

MIRPS by countries

Belize

Costa Rica

El Salvador

Guatemala

Honduras

Mexico

Panama

Support Platform

The MIRPS Support Platform was established in December 2019 on the sidelines of the first Global Forum on Refugees to support the efforts of the MIRPS countries to seek solutions to forced displacement and to offer protection to those suffering from it. This Support Platform also aims to mobilise support from other players, whether international or national, public or private, in these efforts.

The Support Platform is made up of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the European Union (EU), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), France, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay, the United States of America, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Organization of American States (OAS), and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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