The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) assist people with managing and protecting their livestock during humanitarian crises

The Digital
LEGS Handbook

The LEGS handbook is available as a downloadable PDF and is translated into Arabic, English, French, Mongolian, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese.

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The Printed
LEGS Handbook

The LEGS Handbook is available to order and purchase in hard copy. The handbook is translated into Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

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The LEGS Training Programme

The LEGS Training Programme focuses on the roll-out of the LEGS Core Training across Africa, Asia and Latin America through regional Training of Trainers (TOT) courses.

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The LEGS Resources Centre

The LEGS Resources Centre contains LEGS publications, webinars, and videos, along with general resources.

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Find Out More About LEGS

The LEGS Story

This short video provides contextual understanding of livestock emergencies and the risks brought on by inadequate and untimely livestock responses in emergencies.

10 Things You Should Know About LEGS

This video provides insight into the work of the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards project (LEGS) in ten simple steps.

LEGS is a member of the

Humanitarian Standards Partnership

alongside the Sphere Project and other humanitarian standards initiatives.

The Latest LEGS News

Abdurahman Sharif Joins LEGS Board of Trustees

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Abdurahman Sharif has joined the board of trustees of the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) for a two-year term. LEGS is a non-profit organisation that seeks to improve the…

Join Our Google Group

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Great news! It's now easier to connect with the LEGS community of practice, wherever you are in the world. We recently launched a Google Group, so you can ask questions, and share experience and…

Virtual Training Series Helps Countries Prepare for Emergencies Affecting Livestock

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15.12.2021 from the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia: Natural and man-made disasters occur in various forms, and all of them can severely affect people’s livelihoods through loss…

LEGS Training of Trainers Courses

LEGS is an essential part of the toolkit for humanitarians who come in contact with animals through their work. We use LEGS in our disaster assessment work and for training governments in appropriate responses to livestock emergencies. Well thought-through and practical by nature, we endorse these guidelines and standards.

James SawyerDirector, United Kingdom, International Fund for Animal Welfare
LEGS Handbook

The LEGS Handbook

The LEGS Handbook provides standards and guidelines for appropriate and timely livestock-based livelihoods responses in emergencies, using a participatory and evidence-based approach. The Handbook was produced through a broad consultation process, drawing on good practice worldwide. The LEGS Handbook is a companion to The Sphere Handbook alongside other humanitarian standards which make up the Humanitarian Standards Partnership.

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