CRRF - UNHCR

68.5M Forcibly displaced people worldwide
193 States adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants
15 CRRF roll-out countries
2 Regional CRRF approaches

The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants
is a milestone for global solidarity and refugee protection at a time of unprecedented displacement and calls upon UNHCR to develop and initiate the application of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in particular situations, in close coordination with relevant States, other UN agencies, refugees, NGOS and other stakeholders.

The CRRF specifies key elements for a comprehensive response to any large movement of refugees. These include rapid and well-supported reception and admissions; support for immediate and on-going needs; assistance for local and national institutions and communities receiving refugees; and expanded opportunities for solutions. The CRRF has informed the preparation of the proposed global compact on refugees, which has been included in the High Commissioner’s annual report to the General Assembly in 2018.

Core CRRF objectives

  1. Ease pressure on the host countries involved
  2. Enhance refugee self-reliance
  3. Expand access to third-country solutions
  4. Support conditions in countries of origin for return in safety and dignity

Recent documents

Update febrero: Respuesta inter-agencial a movimientos mixtos desde el Norte de Centroamérica

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Mientras el número de personas que salían del Norte de Centroamérica (NCA) decreció significativamente durante las primeras dos semanas de febrero, nuevos rumores de grupos adicionales organizándose para salir de El Salvador y Honduras se difundieron. A mediados del mes, el número de personas movilizadas a través de las fronteras permaneció por debajo del promedio normal de 300 cada día. Entre el 16 y 17 de febrero, diversos grupos de Honduras y El Salvador salieron hacia Guatemala, con más de 500 personas acumuladas en Tecún Umán al final del fin de semana, mientras pequeños grupos siguieron llegando. Al menos la mitad del grupo estaba compuesto por familias con niños, y adolescentes sin familia, de Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala y Nicaragua, y algunas extra-continentales. A finales de febrero, más de 13,200 personas habían cruzado a México. Las tendencias a partir de febrero de 2019 indican que las personas ya no se movilizan en grandes números, teniendo como modalidad preferida el viajar en pequeños grupos de 30 a 50 personas para entrar a México. Esto ha hecho que fuese más difícil analizar la magnitud del movimiento y las necesidades de las personas hasta que se acumulasen en la frontera entre Guatemala y México, o cuando cruzasen irregularmente a México. Esto ha creado obstáculos operacionales, ya que no es posible predecir necesidades de albergue, comida, agua y saneamiento, al mismo tiempo que se han incrementado actitudes xenofóbicas. Mientras que algunos grupos han decidido permanecer en México, y han sido reubicados a otras ciudades a lo largo del país, pequeños números de personas han seguido el camino hacia Piedras Negras con el esperanza de tener acceso a los Estados Unidos de América. Entre enero y febrero de 2019, más de 15,000 Tarjetas de Visitante por Razones Humanitarias (TVRH) fueron entregadas, A finales de febrero. 7,941 personas solicitaron asilo en México. El gobierno mexicano informó que personas pueden pedir información sobre cómo aplicar a la TVRH en las embajadas de México en sus países de origen. Los albergues en Tecún Umán (Guatemala) y El Palillo (México) han sido cerrados. A la luz de estos movimientos mixtos de solicitantes de asilo y migrantes, el Sistema de Naciones Unidas y socios han enviado equipos a las fronteras para apoyar a los gobiernos en países de origen, tránsito y destino en sus respuestas a las necesidades de estos grupos, de acuerdo a sus respectivos mandatos.

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February Update: Inter-Agency Response to mixed movements from the North of Central America

Central America and Mexico | Updates
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While the number of people departing from the North of Central America (NCA) significantly decreased in the first two weeks of February, new rumours of additional groups departing from El Salvador and Honduras were spread. By the middle of the month, numbers of people moving across borders remained below the normal rate of around 300 every day. Between 16 and 17 February, several groups from Honduras and El Salvador departed towards Guatemala, with over 500 people accumulated in Tecun Uman by the end of the weekend, and additional small groups continuing to arrive. At least half of the group was comprised of families with children, and adolescents without families, from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua, and a few extra-continentals. By the end of February, over 13,200 people had crossed into Mexico, with no additional people in Tecun Uman. Trends as of February 2019 indicate people are no longer moving in large numbers, with smaller groups of between 30 and 50 people being the preferred modality to enter Mexico. This has made it difficult to assess the magnitude of the movement and the needs until the smaller groups accumulate at the Guatemala-Mexico border, or cross irregularly into Mexico. This is creating significant operational challenges, as it becomes difficult to predict shelter, food, water and sanitation needs, while xenophobic attitudes continue to rise. While some groups decided to stay within Mexico, and have been relocated to other cities across the country, small numbers continue to move onwards to Piedras Negras in the hopes of gaining access to the United States of America. Between January and February 2019, over 15,000 humanitarian visitor cards had been delivered. To the end of February, 7,941 people had sought asylum. The Mexican government has informed people can request information on applications for Humanitarian Visitor Cards at the Mexican embassies in their countries of origin. Shelters at Tecun Uman (Guatemala) and El Palillo (Mexico) have now been dismantled. In light of these mixed movements of asylum-seekers and migrants, the United Nations system and partners in the field have been deploying teams to the borders to support governments in the countries of origin, transit and destination in responding to the specific needs of these groups, according to the respective mandates.

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MIRPS Poster January 2019

Central America and Mexico | CRRF posters
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