Welcome to the LEGS Website

Millions of people worldwide depend on livestock for their livelihoods and many of them – and their animals – are affected by disasters, both natural and man-made. There is a growing realisation that the response to these disasters needs to help save not just lives but also livelihoods, including protecting livestock.

The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) provide a set of international guidelines and standards for the design, implementation and assessment of livestock interventions to assist people affected by humanitarian crises. LEGS aims to improve the quality of emergency response by increasing the appropriateness, timeliness and feasibility of livelihoods-based interventions. Read more…

As well as the LEGS Handbook, the LEGS Project runs a global awareness raising and training programme to promote the use and future revision of the guidelines.

LEGS and the Sphere Project’s Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response are ‘companion‘ standards.

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Community World Service Asia is organising a regional learning event, a 6-day Training of Trainers on Sphere and Companions from …
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Happy New Year from the LEGS Project! We’re looking forward to a busy year with the further roll-out of LEGS …
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The 2nd edition of LEGS in Spanish has arrived! You can buy it direct from the publisher’s website, or download …
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