from Ethiopia and its subsequent border war
You would find a country were 4/5th of the population
don't have access to safe water leading to a prevalence of waterborne diseases including bacterial diarrhoea, Hepatitis A and typhoid fever.
You would find a county where
children face a future with "no educational and career prospects, and the only thing they can look forward to is a lifetime of quiet servitude." You've probably guessed by now that here at
the African Volunteer Network we're not in the employ of the Eritrean Tourist Board! The reality is there us simply no meaningful volunteer work sector in Eritrea and what there is, is normally outside
organisations like the Red Cross providing grudgingly accepted humanitarian relief or
support organisations for the many Eritreans who have
left their homeland.
If you run or
know of a volunteer work project in Eritrea let us know
by contacting us here. We look forward
to hearing from you!