Volunteering Libya! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to Libya. Due to ongoing fighting, unstable security, and the high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping, we are not offering volunteering opportunities to Libya.
VOLUNTEERING IN LIBYA
Please note: Our volunteer opportunities in Libya are closed due to travel and security restrictions. Hopefully will will open up soon. In the meantime, check out our other volunteering opportunities in Northern Africa.
LIBYA FAST FACTS
Libya, officially the State of Libya is a country in the Maghreb region in North Africa. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad to the south, Niger to the southwest, Algeria to the west, and Tunisia to the northwest.
Libya is made of three historical regions: Tripolitania, Fezzan, and Cyrenaica. With an area of almost 700,000 square miles (1.8 million km2), it is the fourth-largest country in Africa and the Arab world, and the 16th-largest in the world. Libya has the 10th-largest proven oil reserves in the world. The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in western Libya and contains over three million of Libya’s seven million people.
During the Second World War, Libya was an area of warfare in the North African Campaign. The Italian population then went into decline. Libya became independent as a kingdom in 1951. A bloodless military coup in 1969, initiated by a coalition led by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, overthrew King Idris I and created a republic. Gaddafi was often described by critics as a dictator, and was one of the world’s longest serving non-royal leaders, ruling for 42 years.
He ruled until being overthrown and killed in the 2011 Libyan Civil War, with authority transferred to the General National Congress. By 2014 two rival authorities claimed to govern Libya, destabilizing the country and leading to a second civil war, with parts of Libya split between the Tobruk and Tripoli-based governments as well as various tribal and Islamist militias. The two main warring sides signed a permanent ceasefire on 23 October 2020 and a unity government took authority.
HOW TO APPLY
As of 2022, volunteer programs in Libya are closed. If you have any questions about Libya volunteering, simply Make an inquiry here