Volunteering Djibouti

Volunteering Djibouti

Volunteering Djibouti! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to Djibouti. Due to various travel restrictions, difficulty in accessing visas and unstable security, we are not offering volunteering opportunities to Djibouti.

VOLUNTEERING IN DJIBOUTI

Please note: As of 2022, we are not offering volunteering opportunities in Djibouti due to travel and security restrictions. Hopefully we will open up soon. In the meantime, check out our other volunteering opportunities in Horn of Africa.

Volunteering Djibouti

DJIBOUTI FAST FACTS

Djibouti, officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Somalia in the south, Ethiopia in the southwest, Eritrea in the north, and the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden in the east. Across the Gulf of Aden is Yemen. The country has a total area of 23,200 km2 (8,958 sq mi).

In antiquity, the territory together with Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somaliland was part of the Land of Punt. Nearby Zeila, now in Somaliland, was the seat of the medieval Adal and Ifat Sultanates. Djibouti is a multi-ethnic nation with a population of over 921,804 inhabitants (the smallest in mainland Africa). French and Arabic are the country’s two official languages, Afar and Somali are national languages.

About 94% of residents adhere to Islam, which is the official religion and has been predominant in the region for more than a thousand years. The Somalis and Afar make up the two largest ethnic groups, with the former comprising the majority of the population. Both speak a language of the Cushitic branch of the Afroasiatic languages.

Djibouti is strategically located near some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, controlling access to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. It serves as a key refueling and transshipment center, and is the principal maritime port for imports from and exports to neighboring Ethiopia. A burgeoning commercial hub, the nation is the site of various foreign military bases. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) regional body also has its headquarters in Djibouti City

HOW TO APPLY

As of 2022, volunteer programs in Djibouti are closed. If you have any questions about Djibouti volunteering, simply Make an inquiry here