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Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS)

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 disasters. LEGS is based on three livelihoods objectives: Providing immediate assistance to...

Tips for giving wisely

Tax exempt organisations are the fastest growing sector in the US economy, according to the American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP). Over 68,000 new charities were created between 2006 and 2007. There are nearly 1.9 million nonprofit organisations, and the competition for funds has become intense....

Heifer's Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development

Heifer's Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development reflect the sustainable development principles utilised by Heifer International. Heifer is a development agency that aims to alleviate poverty by providing appropriate livestock and training to small-scale farmers worldwide.

R.E.A.C.T. Asia Pacific Disasters

In September and October of 2009, Asia Pacific was struck by a series of natural disasters. Samoa was hit with an earthquake followed by a tsunami. Indonesia suffered two earthquakes near Padang. Typhoons Ketsana and Parma affected the Philippines and Vietnam. These situations require coordinated...

How your community group can help

Guidelines for community groups offering assistance to charity organisations.

R.E.A.C.T. D.R. Congo

Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has led to mass displacement of civilians following the latest outbreak of violence in the eastern part of the country. More than 250,000 people are displaced, in addition to the one million who were already affected.

R.E.A.C.T. China Earthquake

On 12th May, 2008, a huge earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit China's Sichuan province. More than 69,000 people were killed and an estimated 5.36 million buildings collapsed. The needs are ongoing and Global Hand is committed to playing its part in keeping this crisis before our...

R.E.A.C.T. Myanmar (Burma)

Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar on 2 and 3 May 2008 leaving around 140,000 people dead or missing. More than 2.4 million people were severely affected. Global Hand sees the ongoing need and is committed to playing our part, even after the initial response has slowed down.

R.E.A.C.T. Tajikistan

Abnormally cold weather conditions in Tajikistan, causing heavy snowfall and frozen rivers, have damaged water and electrical supply systems and isolated mountain villages. Snowfall in December 2007 was 245% above the historical average for the month. Temperatures of between -8°C and -25°C since...

R.E.A.C.T. Peru Earthquake

An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit the central south coast of Peru on Wednesday, August 15th, 2007 at 6:40 p.m. With its epicentre 167 km south west of Lima, the earthquake has caused major devastation in the region. Hundreds have been killed and injured. More than 85,000 people...

R.E.A.C.T. Indonesian Earthquake

Thousands were killed in Indonesia as a result of the earthquake which struck central Java. Thousands more were made homeless. Relief and reconstruction efforts are underway and ongoing assistance will be needed.

R.E.A.C.T. South Asian Earthquake

The October 2005 earthquake in South Asia was the strongest in that region for 100 years. A massive global effort is needed to help with the recovery and rebuilding process. You can help!

R.E.A.C.T. Hurricane Katrina - ARCHIVED

Thousands were killed and hundreds of thousands made homeless after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and the Gulf Coast of the USA. The huge recovery operation continues.


The tragedy of the situation in Niger requires a humanitarian response on a global scale. Through Global Hand, you can play a part in that response.

R.E.A.C.T. Tsunami - ARCHIVED

As the reconstruction work in response to the Asia quake and tsunami continues, we will keep this page updated to maximise the possibility of cooperation between those wanting to help.

South Asia: Earthquake & Tsunami Dec 2004 Information Resources - ARCHIVED

Last updated: Wednesday, 06 July, 2005 *Reliefweb - South Asia: Earthquake & Tsunami Dec 2004* "": ReliefWeb is an...

South Asia: Earthquake & Tsunami Dec 2004 Maps - ARCHIVED

Maps of relevance to the Asia quake/tsunami situation.

South Asia: Earthquake & Tsunami Dec 2004 Customs Regulations - ARCHIVED

Humanitarian customs information for the Asia quake/tsunami situation.

R.E.A.C.T. Haiti Earthquake

On January 12th, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck 17km south-west of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince. Tens of thousands are feared dead, many more are injured, and unknown numbers are still buried under the rubble. The entire capital appears damaged or destroyed, including...

Freight & Logistics Checklist

Freight and Logistics - A check list for the freight and logistics process.