The Global Refugee Forum marked the launch of three Support Platforms to reinforce regional refugee responses, including the MIRPS Support Platform in Central America and Mexico, the Nairobi Process facilitated by IGAD in the East and Horn of Africa, and the SSAR Support Platform for Afghan Refugees. Each of the high-level launch events was accompanied by significant commitments of support from a broad and diverse alliance of States, partners and other stakeholders.
The Support Platforms create the necessary momentum to redefine the way in which the international community as a whole responds to the most protracted and complex refugee situations. In a spirit of partnership and in line with host country ownership and leadership, their functions include: (i) galvanizing political commitment and advocacy for prevention, protection, response and solutions; (ii) mobilizing financial, material and technical assistance, as well as enhancing resettlement and complementary pathways; and (iii) facilitating coherent humanitarian and development responses
The infographics and timelines below highlight progress made by each of the Support Platforms in the first year since the Global Refugee Forum.
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SSAR Support Platform for Afghan Refugees