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News | 12 October 2022

The food crisis in Somalia – how Scouts can help


Like many others, young people and volunteers in Scouts are concerned about the worsening situation in Somalia.

A combination of drought and conflict in Somalia has led to seven million people struggling to find enough food.

The country is experiencing its worst drought in 40 years, which has led to crop failure and the death of livestock. The impact has been devastating and many people have already lost their lives, including children.

On the brink of famine, Somalia is now in desperate need of assistance, which is being provided, in part, by several charities and agencies, including our Million Hands partners: British Red Cross and Save the Children.

How you can help

Support and resources for leaders

Volunteers in Scouts can access a range of resources to help young people understand and respond to international crises like the one unfolding in Somalia.

  • International Crises – This provides an introduction for young people to understand how they can help leave the world in a better place than they found it
  • Support for leaders – These are resources to help volunteers talk with young people about international crises
  • Activities for understanding crises – These are practical programme ideas created with our Million Partners to support young people, helping them learn by doing

How these activities support our programme

Raising awareness of international crises like the one in Somalia, and taking action, is an important part of our programme. Taking part in this can help young people gain our Community Impact Staged Activity Badge.

Activities can also contribute to elements of other badges such as Scouts Global Issues Activity Badge.

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