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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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Places available for a LEGS 3-day Training or 6-day TOT in Addis Ababa: a few places are available for interested …
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LEGS at the World Humanitarian Summit: LEGS will be part of the Sphere stand at the Expo during the World …
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Revised Training Materials now available: the LEGS Training Materials have been revised and updated to bring them into line with …
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