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Refugees and Asylum-seekers by Country JSON 
Mexico data as of June 2019, Costa Rica includes pending appointments to formalize asylum claims.
Location name Source Data date Population
Belize Government 31 Dec 2019
  1.2%
2,179
Costa Rica Government 31 Dec 2019
  49.9%
93,407
El Salvador Government 31 Dec 2019
  0.0%
85
Guatemala Government 31 Dec 2019
  0.6%
1,048
Honduras Government 31 Dec 2019
  0.1%
186
Mexico Government 30 Jun 2019
  36.9%
69,173
Nicaragua CEPAD, Government 31 Dec 2019
  0.5%
973
Panama Government 31 Dec 2019
  10.8%
20,239

MIRPS
Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panama adopted the San Pedro Sula Declaration in 2017, and agreed to jointly implement the Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework (MIRPS). The MIRPS is a concrete application of the Global Compact on Refugees, which encourages regional cooperation among countries of origin, transit and destination for a greater responsability sharing in matters of prevention, protection and durable solutions. It also entails a participatory approach by directly involving people with protection needs and populations impacted by violence and insecurity. On the other hand, it integrates regional and international organizations, as well as cooperating States (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Spain, Swizterland and Uruguay), which are committed to the humanitarian and development agenda.
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En El Salvador, COVID-19 representa una amenaza adicional para las personas afectadas por el desplazamiento forzado

UNHCR, 19 May 2020

En El Salvador el confinamiento tiene consecuencias particularmente graves para las personas desplazadas o que viven bajo la amenaza de pandillas y grupos criminales. Read more

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What it means to be an LGBTI refugee | Lo que significa ser una persona refugiada LGBTI

UNHCR, 16 May 2020

Right now, someone is fleeing for their life because of their gender identity, sexual orientation or sex characteristics. Read the story in Spanish: https://www.acnur.org/noticias/historia/2020/5/5ec300614/lo-que-significa-ser-una-persona-refugiada-lgbti.html Read more

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Refugee children hard hit by coronavirus school closures | La niñez refugiada se ve afectada por los cierres de las escuelas debido al coronavirus

UNHCR, 11 May 2020

Going to school was already a daily challenge for many displaced children around the world. Now there are fears some may not return after COVID-19 lockdowns lift. Isai* missed two years of school while his family was avoiding social unrest in his home country of Nicaragua and then fleeing first to ... Read more

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Despite pandemic restrictions, people fleeing violence and persecution continue to seek asylum in Mexico | A pesar de las restricciones por la pandemia, las personas que huyen de la violencia y la persecución continúan solicitando asilo en México

UNHCR, 28 Apr 2020

While a number of countries throughout Latin America and the rest of the world have closed their borders and restricted movement to contain the spread of coronavirus, Mexico has continued to register new asylum claims from people fleeing brutal violence and persecution, helping them find safety. ... Read more

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Death threats drive refugees to flee coronavirus lockdown | Las personas siguen solicitando asilo durante la pandemia

UNHCR, 28 Apr 2020

For many Central Americans who find themselves targeted by brutal street gangs, fleeing is the only option, even during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read the article in Spanish: https://www.acnur.org/noticias/historia/2020/4/5ea83a104/hay-que-aguantar-son-periodos-dificiles-las-personas-siguen-solicita... Read more

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    UNHCR Bi-weekly operational Update from Central America and Cuba
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    NCA Situation fact sheet April 2020

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    Response of operations covering the North of Central America Situation during April 2020, with a particular focus on COVID-19.
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    MIRPS Dashboard January - April 2020

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    Quarterly update on the implementation of MIRPS commitments in Central America and Mexico.
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    Dashboard MIRPS enero-abril 2020

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    Actualización trimestral de la implementación de los compromisos MIRPS en Centroamérica y México.
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    UNHCR NCA situation Factsheet

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    Quarterly update on the implementation of MIRPS commitments in Central America and Mexico.
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    UNHCR Bi-weekly operational Update from Central America and Cuba
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    NCA Situation fact sheet April 2020

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    Response of operations covering the North of Central America Situation during April 2020, with a particular focus on COVID-19.
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    MIRPS Dashboard January - April 2020

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    Quarterly update on the implementation of MIRPS commitments in Central America and Mexico.
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    Dashboard MIRPS enero-abril 2020

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    Actualización trimestral de la implementación de los compromisos MIRPS en Centroamérica y México.
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    UNHCR NCA situation Factsheet

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    January 2020
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    UNHCR Nicaragua Situation Update

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    15 Decembre 2019
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    NCA Situation Funding Update

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    Funding Update
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    UNHCR Mexico Achievements at mid-year

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    Published: 8 November 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Estudio de Caracterización del Desplazamiento Interno por la Violencia en Honduras 2004 - 2018

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    Estudio de Caracterización del Desplazamiento Interno por la Violencia en Honduras 2004 - 2018
    Published: 11 December 2019 (5 months ago)
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    Overview of internal displacement in Honduras

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    Infograph
    Published: 11 August 2017 (2 years ago)
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    Annual Report of the Regional Comprehensive Protection & Solutions Framework (MIRPS)

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    Annual Report
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    Impacto de la violencia en 220 centros educativos de Tegucilpa

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    Impacto de la violencia en 220 centros educativos de Tegucilpa
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    Caracterization de la movilidad interna a cause de la violencia en el Salvador

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    Informe sobre tierras, viviendas y dizplazamiento forzado en Honduras

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    Informe sobre tierras, viviendas y dizplazamiento forzado en Honduras
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    MSF - FORZADOS A HUIR DEL TRIÁNGULO NORTE DE CENTROAMÉRICA: UNA CRISIS HUMANITARIA OLVIDADA

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    Informe MSF
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    Central America & Cuba bi-weekly update

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    UNHCR Bi-weekly operational Update from Central America and Cuba
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    UNHCR Bi-weekly operational Update from Central America and Cuba
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    Monitoreo de protección: Panama

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    Junio - Diciembre 2019
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  • Total forced displacement JSON 
    1,039,687
    Last updated 31 Dec 2019
    Source - Government, CEPAD, UNHCR 
    Refugees and asylum seekers in the region JSON 

    All nationalities in Central America and Mexico
    187,290
    Last updated 31 Dec 2019
    Source - Government, CEPAD 
    Refugees and asylum seekers from Central America and Mexico region in the world JSON 
    533,897
    Last updated 31 Dec 2019
    Source - UNHCR 
    Estimated number of IDPs in Honduras and El Salvador JSON 
    318,500
    Last updated 31 Dec 2019
    IDPs in Central America

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