When natural disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, and hurricanes strike in areas where the LÉGER FOUNDATION’s international projects are located, it can respond to the needs of its partners and affected populations for humanitarian aid.
This capacity of the organization and of its partners overseas is based on humanitarian aid projects carried out over the past 20 years:
Respecting the principles of “do no harm” and of the Sphere Project humanitarian charter, the LÉGER FOUNDATION is working in synergy on the international scene, as well as with Canadian partners able to provide cutting-edge expertise, technologies, and specialized volunteers on projects and humanitarian missions. These Canadian partners allow the LÉGER FOUNDATION to provide several types of first- and second-line humanitarian aid: search and rescue; water purification; inflatable hospitals; temporary shelters; reconstruction and rehabilitation; risk prevention; economic revitalization; etc.
Since 2013, a series of strategic activities have been carried out to learn from the past and prepare the next stages of a new humanitarian aid strategy: