CRRF - UNHCR

Countries

Panama
Context Panama officially agreed to join the process leading to the MIRPS in July 2017. In recent years, Panama has been faced with an increasing number of asylum-seekers and refugees, mainly coming from North of Central America, Colombia and Venezuela. According to the National Office for the Attention of Refugees…
Belize
Context Belize has a rich history of ensuring refugee protection and solutions for persons fleeing persecution, dating back to the 1980s. After providing refugees with protection and solutions – primarily voluntary repatriation or local integration – Belize disbanded its asylum apparatus in the late 1990s, while it remained bound by…
Chad
On 3 May 2018, the Republic of Chad announced its formal application of the CRRF through a letter signed by the Minister of Territorial Administration, Public Security and Local Governance. Four months later, on September 19th, 2018, the Government of Chad - in partnership with the United Nations, donor countries and…
Kenya
Context Kenya has been hosting refugees since 1970 with the numbers increasing significantly from 1990 onwards due to the influx of refugees from Somalia and South Sudan. Kenya currently hosts 468,731 [1] refugees making it one of the biggest refugee-hosting countries in Africa after Uganda, Sudan and Ethiopia. The majority of…
Guatemala
Process leading to the MIRPS in Guatemala Pursuant to its commitments to international law and the protection of refugees and asylum-seekers, the Government of Guatemala joined the MIRPS in April 2017. In this respect, an Executive Committee was created comprised of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNHCR, UNDP, the Organization…
Rwanda
Context The Government of Rwanda is a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity’s (OAU) Convention, the 1954 and 1961 Statelessness Conventions and the majority of leading international human rights and displacement conventions. It abides by the principle of non-refoulement and…
Costa Rica
Context MINARE is Costa Rica’s application of the Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework (MIRPS for its acronym in Spanish), and reaffirms the country’s long and unwavering tradition of providing asylum and protection to refugees. MINARE offers a comprehensive response to the situation of refugees in Costa Rica and is…
Honduras
Context On 3 March 2017, the Government of Honduras became the very first country to participate in the roll-out of comprehensive responses in the Americas with the aim of improving its response to the needs of refugees and asylum-seekers, Honduran returnees with protection needs, Hondurans abroad and internally displaced persons…
Mexico
Context Mexico is currently facing increasing arrivals of persons in need of international protection, mainly from Central America, Venezuela, North Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, with the highest recognition rate of refugees as compared to the rest of the Americas. On 23 May 2017, the Government of Mexico agreed to…
Zambia
Context Zambia’s history in providing international protection and assistance to refugees dates back to the 1940s when the first wave of refugees arrived from Poland. Since then, the country has hosted refugees from Angola, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mozambique, Namibia Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Zambia…