Latest news

Will you be in Geneva on the 7th May? There will be a LEGS Handbook launch event hosted by IFRC, …
read more »

LEGS Handbook launch events:  the Nairobi event took place on 10th March, with a formal opening by Professor Fred Segor, Livestock …
read more »

The second edition of the LEGS Handbook has arrived! You can download the free pdf here, or order a hard copy from …
read more »

Click here to read more news »

Newsletter Signup

first name
last name

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 is a formal ‘companion‘ to the Sphere Project’s Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response.

Text Size:

Legs Training Calendar

LEGS Calendar

View »

Impact of LEGS

Evidence-based Approach

View »



Download reports, briefing papers, assessments etc.

View »