LAIF supports reconstruction efforts to alleviate countries undergoing or that underwent a natural disaster or significant nationwide damage, contributing to the achievement of the sustainable development goals 9 (Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation), 10 (Reduce inequality within and among countries), 11 (Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable) and 13 (Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts), among others.
Relevant sub-sectors financed include:
Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitation
Social and economic rehabilitation in the aftermath of emergencies to facilitate recovery and resilience building and enable populations to restore their livelihoods in the wake of an emergency situation (e.g. trauma counselling and treatment, employment programs). Includes infrastructure necessary for the delivery of humanitarian aid; restoring pre-existing essential infrastructure and facilities (e.g. water and sanitation, shelter, health care services, education); rehabilitation of basic agricultural inputs and livestock.
Material relief assistance and services
Shelter, water, sanitation, education, health services including supply of medicines and malnutrition management, and other non-food relief items (including cash and voucher delivery modalities) for the benefit of crisis-affected people, including refugees and internally displaced people in developing countries, Includes assistance delivered by or coordinated by international civil protection units in the immediate aftermath of a disaster (in-kind assistance, deployment of specially-equipped teams, logistics and transportation, or assessment and coordination by experts sent to the field). Also includes measures to promote and protect the safety, well-being, dignity and integrity of crisis-affected people including refugees and internally displaced persons in developing countries.
Emergency food assistance
Provision and distribution of food; cash and vouchers for the purchase of food; non-medical nutritional interventions for the benefit of crisis-affected people, including refugees and internally displaced people in developing countries in emergency situations. Includes logistical costs.
Relief co-ordination and support services
Measures to co-ordinate the assessment and safe delivery of humanitarian aid, including logistic, transport and communication systems; direct financial or technical support to national governments of affected countries to manage a disaster situation; activities to build an evidence base for humanitarian financing and operations, sharing this information and developing standards and guidelines for more effective response; funding for identifying and sharing innovative and scalable solutions to deliver effective humanitarian assistance.
Disaster Prevention & Preparedness Multi-hazard response preparedness
Building the responsiveness, capability and capacity of international, regional and national humanitarian actors to disasters. Support to the institutional capacities of national and local government, specialized humanitarian bodies, and civil society organizations to anticipate, respond and recover from the impact of potential, imminent and current hazardous events and emergency situations that pose humanitarian threats and could call for a humanitarian response. This includes risk analysis and assessment, mitigation, preparedness, such as stockpiling of emergency items and training and capacity building aimed to increase the speed and effectiveness of lifesaving assistance delivered in the occurrence of crisis.