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Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (Arabic)

Edited By LEGS

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  • Synopsis
    Livestock play a crucial part in people’s livelihoods throughout the world and when humanitarian emergencies arise, rapid assistance is needed to protect and rebuild the livestock assets of affected communities. The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) are a set of international guidelines and standards for the design, implementation and assessment of livestock interventions to assist people affected by humanitarian crises. LEGS expands the commitment in the Sphere handbook – the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response – towards supporting livelihood assets, by presenting clear and practical options for supporting livestock during and following disasters.LEGS provides guidance on the identification of appropriate livestock responses, followed by detailed information on a number of interventions, namely: destocking, veterinary services, the provision of feed, the provision of water, livestock shelter and settlement, and restocking. Each technical chapter contains minimum standards, key indicators, and guidance notes, together with decision-making tools and a discussion of key cross-cutting issues.

  • Table of Contents
    Introduction to LEGS
    1: Livelihoods-based livestock responses in emergencies
    2: Assessment and response
    3: Minimum standards common to all livestock interventions
    4: Minimum standards for destocking
    5: Minimum standards for veterinary services
    6: Minimum standards for ensuring supplies of feed resources
    7: Minimum standards for the provision of water
    8: Minimum standards for livestock shelter and settlement
    9: Minimum standards for the provision of livestock
    Back Matter (Case studies, Annexes)
  • Endorsements
    ‘This manual-style book is a very welcome addition to the growing literature on humanitarian work because of its focus on saving lives and livestock-based livelihoods, including the assets (animals) upon which they depend. It presents a convincing set of guidelines, backed by sound concepts and methods, that point to when, where, and for whom different livestock-based interventions should be implemented during emergencies. The manual will be extremely useful to both humanitarian workers on the front lines and policy makers deciding on when and what types of humanitarian assistance are required in an emergency.’ Peter D. Little, Professor of Anthropology and Director of Development Studies, Emory University ‘It’s been my experience that many agencies respond to livestock emergencies in a variety of ways. A lack of guidelines and standards has resulted in inconsistent and often unaccountable programming both within and between agencies. LEGS should enable agencies such as Oxfam to provide more appropriate, more accountable, more consistent and better quality emergency livestock programming. This can only be of greater benefi t to those that the programs target.’ Lili Mohiddin, Emergency Food Security & Livelihoods, Humanitarian Department, Oxfam GB ‘This manual manages to convert a wealth of experience and knowledge into logically presented step-by-step guidance for anyone attempting to respond to or avoid humanitarian disasters that involve livestock owners and their animals. It provides a benchmark for good practice that will undoubtedly save lives and livelihoods.’ Tim Leyland, Livestock and Agricultural Trade Adviser, DFID
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    Number of Pages 272