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News | 13 September 2023

Libya Floods – How Scouts can help


Many of you will have seen coverage of the devastating floods in eastern Libya. The floods were triggered by Storm Daniel making landfall on Sunday causing the collapse of two dams in the port city of Derna.

We extend our sympathies and solidarity with all those affected, including our fellow Scouts from the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides of Libya, the country’s National Scout Organisation.

Over 10,000 people are reported missing, with over 2,300 feared dead, making it one of the region’s biggest disasters in recent times. Hundreds of homes are destroyed and up to 30,000 people are reported to be displaced, requiring urgent food, shelter and medical attention.


If you would like to donate to support people in Libya, the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and the World Scout Foundation (WSF) have launched a global appeal for funds to support relief efforts by Scouts in Morocco and Libya.

Please follow these links to our programme partner, Red Cross, a member of DEC:

Donate now to the Libya Floods appeal and help those affected by the floods get urgent support.

Support for volunteers and young people in Scouts

Advice and programme ideas are also available for UK Scouts volunteers wishing to explore international crises like the Libya floods with their young people. This will also be useful for those volunteers supporting young people in UK Scouts from Libya.  

The image shows flooding in Libya. To the left there is a building, a telephone pole in the middle, and to the right workers next to a truck that's half under the water.
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