Volunteer Central African Republic

 

Volunteer Central African Republic


Volunteer work placements and opportunities in the Central African Republic are virtually non-existent not least because it's one of the most dangerous places on the planet and almost a perpetual war zone since gaining independence from France in 1960. Today the Central African Republic is in 188th place out of 189 countries and territories in 2019 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country and life expectancy is just 48 years. One in ten children die at birth and 20% are dead before they each their fifth birthday. With a mainly illiterate population who have had no opportunity to go to school because there aren't many and few teachers in any event, most people in CAR live in poverty, children's growth is stunted and safe water supplies and sanitation are scarce.



Despite all of this, it's simply not safe for volunteer projects in the Central African Republic to operate either within urban localities or in the outlying areas that are controlled by rebels to the government who deploy guerrilla tactics forcing local residents, particularly in the north, to regularly flee for safety. It will therefore come as little or no surprise that it is mainly the Red Cross who maintain a presence in the country and even they have to head up their project with "Volunteering for the Red Cross in the Central African Republic: Why it is not for the faint of heart."


Volunteer Work Central African Republic


Please note that the few volunteer opportunities in the Central African Republic have been put on hold because of travel restrictions related to the COVId-19 pandemic. Hopefuly they will be back up and running soon. In the meantime, if you run or know of a volunteer work project there pleaselet us know by contacting here. We look forward to hearing from you!




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