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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...