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Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS)

Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS)

Jun 2013

The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) are a set of international guidelines and stadards for the design, implementation and assessment of livestock interventions to assist people affected by humanitarrian crises. They are based on livelihoods objectives that aim to provide rapid assistance to protect and rebuild the livestock assets of crisis'affected communities.

LEGS therefore aims to support both the saving of lives and the saving of livelihoods, through two key strategies: assisting in the identification of the most appropriate livestock interventions in emergencies, and providing standards, indicators and guidance notes for these interventions based on good practice.