Internal displacement in the Northern Triangle

of Central America

Hundreds of thousands of people in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras—a region known as the Northern Triangle—have been internally displaced as a consequence of widespread violence. Those people are particularly vulnerable, as they flee within their own countries in search of protection and safety.

 

Women, children, older adults, indigenous peoples and Afro-descendant communities are disproportionately affected by this phenomenon.

 

The aim of this report is to provide a practical tool to formulate public policy with a human rights approach to address internal forced displacement.

Adrián Acevedo

 

Displacement:

Causes

Impact

Best Practices

 

Guidelines for the formulation of public policies

Public

institutions

1

Recognition and protection of rights

4

Humanitarian assistance

7

Social

participation

10

Gathering data and disseminating information

2

An approach that takes gender and diversity into consideration

5

Return, resettlement and local integration

8

Sustainability

and budget

11

Prevention measures

3

Protecting groups that have historically suffered discrimination

6

Access

to justice

9

Regional and international cooperation

12

 

Adrián Acevedo

Handbook

This guide presents, in a didactic way, the main recommendations related to the formulation of public policies to address the problem of forced displacement in the Northern Triangle of Central America of human rights.

2019 CIDH. Desplazamiento interno en el Triángulo Norte de Centroamérica se distribuye bajo una Licencia Creative Commons Atribución-NoComercial 4.0 Internacional.

 

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