Humanitarian Access in Conflict Zones: The Role of Faith-Based Actors

August 31, 2022

This policy brief explores the advantages and disadvantages of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in conflict settings, financial and legal barriers to FBO operations, and the role of FBOs in economic development and post-conflict stabilization. It also discusses humanitarian access, economic development, and counter-terrorism finance in conflict-affected areas, with case studies from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Yemen. This brief is the product of a June 2022 event on "Humanitarian Access in Conflict Zones: The Role of Faith-Based Actors," co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; Islamic Relief USA; and the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.

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