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Interview with Fr. Fernando Ponce Leon, S.J. the National Director of Jesuit Refugee Service — Ecuador.

The Mexico Plan of Action, adopted by 20 governments, is a continent-wide framework for the protection of displaced people. By adopting the Plan, governments have committed themselves to strengthening refugee protection and implementing an integrated approach to durable solutions.

The Plan has three main pillars for finding durable solutions: Borders of Solidarity; Cities of Solidarity; and Resettlement in Solidarity. The first pillar strives to assist both refugees and local host communities in border areas to coexist. The second pillar caters to the vast majority of displaced people living in urban areas. This pillar advocates local integration through self-reliance by providing job placements, vocational training, community-based childcare centers and microcredit schemes. The third pillar seeks the promotion of regional resettlement, emphasizing responsibility sharing and durable solutions for vulnerable Colombian refugees in Ecuador and elsewhere by resettling them in other countries in the continent.

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