Five years after the creation of the MIRPS, member countries continue to strengthen regional and national coordination and responses to address forced displacement in Central America and Mexico.
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.
Improve mechanisms for reception and admission
Respond to humanitarian and protection needs
Support host countries and communities
Enhance opportunities for durable solutions
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), the World Bank Group, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI). The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Organization of American States (OAS) jointly form the Secretariat for the Platform.