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

Public Consultation Now Open on 3rd Edition of LEGS Handbook

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The public consultation version of the 3rd edition of the LEGS Handbook has been uploaded to the interactive Handbook site, and it's available for review up to 9 September. It is…

LEGS Publishes New Technical Brief for Volcano Emergencies

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We recently published a technical brief: Livestock Emergency Preparedness and Response for Areas at High Risk of Volcanic Eruptions, produced in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United…

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…

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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