Central America, Mexico, and the international community commited to finding joint solutions to forced displacement
24 January 2024, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panama, together with the international community, on the occasion of the VI Annual Meeting of the Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework (MIRPS), approved historic documents and reached agreements to strengthen protection and find joint solutions for people forced to flee.
21 June 2023, In commemoration of World Refugee Day and as part of the actions carried out by the Pro Tempore Presidency of the MIRPS led by the Ministry of Government (Mingob), the forum: Opportunities for the Integration of Refugees was held. (In Spanish).
22 December 2022, GENEVA – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, applauds the adoption by the National Congress in Honduras of landmark legislation that establishes an essential legal framework to respond to the complex situation of thousands of forcibly displaced people within the Central American country.
17 December 2022, – Juana López, Vice Minister of Government, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Panama, received the 2023 Pro Tempore Presidency of the Comprehensive Regional Framework for Protection and Solutions (MIRPS), which will be led by the Ministry of Government (Mingob), as the governing entity for refugee issues in the country. (In Spanish)
CABEI participates in the V Annual Meeting of the Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework (MIRPS)
14 December, Tegucigalpa – CABEI recently became a full member of the Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework (MIRPS) Support Platform.
Central America and Mexico reaffirm commitment to address the needs of displaced people in the region
13 December 2022, Tegucigalpa – Member states of the Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework (MIRPS) – Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panama – on Tuesday adopted the Declaration of Tegucigalpa.
6 December 2022, Tegucigalpa – Honduras will complete its term as Presidency Pro Tempore of the Comprehensive Regional Framework for Protection and Solutions (MIRPS). As part of its duties, the Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular and Migration Affairs, Antonio García, presented a summary of the country’s achievements during his tenure. (In Spanish)
6 October, San Salvador – The Director General of Migration and Foreign Affairs, Ricardo Cucalón, and Laura Almirall, Representative in El Salvador of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, renewed today the letter of understanding that strengthens the joint work for the protection of returnees with protection needs and refugees and asylum seekers in the country. (In Spanish).
Joint press release: International community shows solidarity with efforts to enhance protection and find solutions for people forced to flee and host communities in Central America and Mexico
21 September, New York – The international community today reaffirmed its solidarity with forcibly displaced populations and host communities in Central America and Mexico during a Solidarity Event on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
24 May 2022, Ottawa – Top officials of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, joined a wide array of stakeholders in Ottawa, today to discuss how resettlement and other solutions for refugees can complement efforts by countries of Central America and Mexico to address the challenges of forced displacement.
22 April 2022 – The Municipality participated in a Technical Support Workshop on Local Governance of the Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework (MIRPS). It was held through the Citizen Participation, Migrant Communities and Diversities program of the Undersecretariat of Contents, Citizen Participation and Strategic Affairs. On the occasion, experiences and knowledge were shared, joint solutions were identified, and practical recommendations for refugee displacement were developed (In Spanish).
Guatemala and UNHCR reaffirm commitment to work on behalf of refugees, displaced persons, and returnees
25 February 2022, Guatemala – On February 24, Foreign Minister Mario Búcaro met with the representative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Guatemala, Besem Obenson, to share the projects that this organization implements in favor of the attention, protection, inclusion, and recognition of refugees, applicants for refugee status, displaced persons and returnees in need of international protection (In Spanish).
UNHCR in El Salvador donates two microbuses to the Migrant Attention Office in support of strengthening its services
14 February 2022, SAN SALVADOR – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, delivered today due to the efforts of the Director-General of Migration and Foreign Affairs, Ricardo Cucalón, to the Migrant Attention Office, two minibuses that will facilitate the operations to assist returnees in need of protection (In Spanish).
Unprecedented displacement in Central America and Mexico calls for urgent regional responsibility sharing
02 September 2021, SAN SALVADOR – Central America and Mexico are facing unprecedented pressure as the number of people seeking international protection rises at a time when access to asylum and territory is being limited through troubling border restrictions.
Joint press release: International community mobilizes to find solutions to the forced displacement that affects Central America and Mexico
10 June 2021, SAN JOSÉ – The international community today reaffirmed its solidarity with forcibly displaced people in Central America and Mexico and with the seven countries that make up the Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework (MIRPS).
08 June 2021 – An innovative integration program led by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has helped more than 10,000 refugees relocate within Mexico and restart their lives in their new communities. The 10,000 mark was reached in late May, as UNHCR steps up its effort to assist the increasing number of refugees who find protection in the country.
After graduating from law school, Ernesto planned to practice his profession and create his law firm. However, he had to leave Nicaragua and start a new life.
As a resident of an urban area besieged by gangs, Letty saw limited possibilities for her future. However, through courses taught in Ciudad Mujer, she received training in developing small business.
When she first arrived in Guatemala, Alma felt alone and helpless. But she overcame her pain and now leads a savings group for women in her community.
Carla and her daughters are among the more than 247,000 internally displaced people in Honduras. As part of the response, five years ago, Honduras joined the MIRPS and in 2022 led the mechanism as Pro-Tempore Presidency.
Obtaining an official government ID has changed María´s life, a 30-year-old Salvadoran refugee woman in Mexico.