The aim of the presentation is to highlight the role of faith-based actors in conflict related humanitarian response by drawing on specific experiences from Norwegian Church Aid’s work and partnership with two of our many local FBO partners namely The Department of Ecumenical Relations and Development (DERD), affiliated to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East (GOPA) in Syria, and the Tanganyika Christian Refugee Service (TCRS) in Tanzania. The presentation will take into account both the benefits and challenges of partnership, as well as setting out recommendations for increasing the engagement of local faith actors in humanitarian response and what resources would be needed for more effective partnerships in humanitarian response.

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