Volunteering Central African Republic! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to Central African Republic. Due to ongoing fighting, unstable security, and the high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping, we are not offering volunteering opportunities to CAR.
VOLUNTEERING IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Please note: Our volunteer opportunities in CAR are closed due to travel and security restrictions. Hopefully we will open up soon. In the meantime, check out our other volunteering opportunities in Central Africa.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC FAST FACTS
The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the southeast, the DR Congo to the south, the Republic of the Congo to the southwest, and Cameroon to the west.
The Central African Republic covers a land area of about 620,000 square kilometres (240,000 sq mi). As of 2018, it had an estimated population of around 4.7 million. As of 2022, the Central African Republic is the scene of a civil war, ongoing since 2012.
Most of the Central African Republic consists of Sudano-Guinean savannas, but the country also includes a Sahelo-Sudanian zone in the north and an equatorial forest zone in the south. Two-thirds of the country is within the Ubangi River basin (which flows into the Congo), while the remaining third lies in the basin of the Chari, which flows into Lake Chad.
After gaining independence from France in 1960, the Central African Republic was ruled by a series of autocratic leaders, including an abortive attempt at a monarchy. By the 1990s, calls for democracy led to the first multi-party democratic elections in 1993. Ange-Félix Patassé became president, but was later removed by General François Bozizé in the 2003 coup.
Despite its significant mineral deposits and other resources, such as uranium reserves, crude oil, gold, diamonds, cobalt, lumber, and hydropower, as well as significant quantities of arable land, the Central African Republic is among the ten poorest countries in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
As of 2022, volunteer programs in Central African Republic are closed. If you have any questions about Central African Republic volunteering, simply Make an inquiry here