At a Glance: The Use of Profiling in El Salvador (2018) - JIPS - Joint IDP Profiling Service

At a Glance: The Use of Profiling in El Salvador (2018)


The collaborative profiling exercise, conducted in El Salvador in 2016 – 2017, provided first official information on the dimensions, characteristics and impacts of internal displacement due to violence in the country. It also laid the foundation for comprehensive institutional responses, including a roadmap for inter-institutional cooperation and a Supreme Court decision officially recognising internal displacement in the country.

The exercise was led by the El Salvador’s Directorate for Victims’ Assistance of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, and carried out in collaboration with UNHCR and several local institutions including the national statistics office. JIPS provided technical support throughout the process, both on-site and remotely.

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