Developing guidelines for faith sensitive psychosocial programming

The majority of refugees and displaced persons are persons of faith, and yet humanitarian agencies tend to overlook this dimension of their identity in the name of impartiality.
As a consequence, psychosocial support to refugee communities – in line with humanitarian principles – is not always as effective as it might be, because it does not take account of people’s faith traditions and belief systems.
Additionally, there are no guidelines for how humanitarian actors (faith-based or otherwise) can offer faith-sensitive psychosocial support without compromising humanitarian principles.

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