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Featured strategic initiatives from our SI Fund I and SI Fund II portfolios.


Burma Disaster Relief

Restoring Livelihoods after Cyclone Destruction

On May 2 and 3, 2008, Cyclone Nargis swept across Burma, causing the worst reported natural disaster in the country’s history. More than 138,000 people lost their lives. Recognising the devastation to family livelihoods, the Legatum Foundation determined that the most effective intervention would be to focus on the restoration of livelihoods during the early recovery phase – the fragile period immediately following the emergency relief phase, in which families regroup and people try... MORE

SECTOR

Disaster Recovery

LOCATION

Burma

LIVES CHANGED

5,625


Haiti Earthquake Recovery

In Response to a Disaster

At least 230,000 people lost their lives in the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 11, 2010, less than ten miles from the capital, Port-au-Prince. More than 300,000 sustained injuries. A staggering 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings collapsed or were severely damaged. In response to this disaster, the Legatum Foundation seeded the Haiti Earthquake Recovery Fund, with a US$ 100,000 grant. The Earthquake Recovery Fund aimed to identify practical means of support in areas that... MORE

SECTOR

Disaster Recovery

LOCATION

Haiti

LIVES CHANGED

85,029


Northern Uganda Conflict Recovery

After Violent Oppression, Prosperity

The recent conflict in northern Uganda was identified as one of the worst humanitarian crises in Africa. For two decades, the region was decimated by violent atrocities perpetrated by the Lord’s Resistance Army. This Initiative was developed and implemented at a pivotal time as peace was just beginning to emerge in 2007, after two decades of violent conflict. At this critical moment in the conflict recovery process, the Strategic Initiative aimed to enhance the prospect of long-term development... MORE

SECTOR

Disaster Recovery

LOCATION

Uganda

LIVES CHANGED

60,547

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