Confronting Internal Forced Displacement in El Salvador

February 4, 2020

El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly adopted the Special Law for the Aid and Integral Protection of Persons in a Condition of Internal Forced Displacement on January 9, 2020. The legislation mandates the creation of a registry of displaced persons and the establishment of a National System with the same name, SINAPI, headed by the Ministry of Justice. Resources permitting, the SINAPI is meant to coordinate humanitarian assistance, such as housing in temporary shelters, protection, and durable solutions, including the safe return or resettlement of victims of forced displacement.

Sonja Wolf
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)


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