In April 2013, in follow up to the High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Faith and Protection, UNHCR and FBOs solicited good practice examples of faith-based organisations (FBOs) and local faith communities (LCFs) in yielding protection outcomes, including in partnership with UNHCR. FBOs/LFCs and UNHCR staff at headquarters and in the field were invited to submit specific examples of good practice in protection of refugees, the internally displaced, stateless persons and returnees. The call for examples sought to explore specific questions, including the protection outcomes achieved and activities undertaken; the implications of FBO/LFC faith identities, motivations, and structures in achieving these outcomes; and innovative partnership models between UNHCR and FBOs/LFCs. In response to the call for examples, a total of 32 examples were submitted by FBOs/LFCs, and 20 examples were submitted by UNHCR staff.

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