Volunteering Eritrea! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to Eritrea. Due to various travel restrictions, difficulty in accessing visas and unstable security, we are not offering volunteering opportunities to Eritrea.
VOLUNTEERING IN ERITREA
Please note: As of 2022, we are not offering volunteering opportunities in Eritrea 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.
ERITREA FAST FACTS
Eritrea, officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa region of Eastern Africa, with its capital (and largest city) at Asmara. It is bordered by Ethiopia in the south, Sudan in the west, and Djibouti in the southeast. The northeastern and eastern parts of Eritrea have an extensive coastline along the Red Sea. The nation has a total area of approximately 117,600 km2 (45,406 sq mi), and includes the Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands.
Eritrea is a multi-ethnic country with nine recognised ethnic groups. Nine different languages are spoken by the nine recognised ethnic groups, the most widely spoken language being Tigrinya, the others being Tigre, Saho, Kunama, Nara, Afar, Beja, Bilen and Arabic.
Tigrinya, Arabic, and English serve as the three working languages. Most residents speak languages from the Afroasiatic family, either of the Ethiopian Semitic languages or Cushitic branches. Among these communities, the Tigrinyas make up about 55% of the population, with the Tigre people constituting around 30% of inhabitants. In addition, there are several Nilo-Saharan-speaking Nilotic ethnic groups. Most people in the territory adhere to Christianity or Islam, with a small minority adhering to traditional faiths.
In 1962, the government of Ethiopia annulled the Eritrean parliament and formally annexed Eritrea. The Eritrean secessionist movement organised the Eritrean Liberation Front in 1961 and fought the Eritrean War of Independence until Eritrea gained de facto independence in 1991. Eritrea gained de jure independence in 1993 after an independence referendum. Eritrea is a unitary one-party presidential republic in which national legislative and presidential elections have never been held.
HOW TO APPLY
As of 2022, volunteer programs in Eritrea are closed. If you have any questions about Eritrea volunteering, simply Make an inquiry here