Volunteer Work Somalia

The country of Somalia is pretty much synonymous with conflict and very few aid agencies are prepared to put the lives of their volunteer workers in danger and therefore they only tend to operate in the war torn country for brief spells, dropping off humanitarian aid or evacuating their workers. As such, those who are hoping to undertake some volunteer work in the country will be disappointed unless you want to work with the Red Cross/Red Crescent.

You can get some idea of how bad things are in Somalia when you consider that on all of our other volunteer work in Africa pages we reference the Human Development Index for each country, a global index that ranks each country in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and living standards. Somalia isn't even ranked, although Global Data Lab indicates the HDI of Somalia is the lowest in the world in 2019.

In Somalia hundreds of thousands of children have taken up arms either voluntarily or through coercion to fight in the conflict with many being used as ammo fodder and health and educational provision are below the radar. There is some evidence of improvement of late however it will be some time before Somalia opens its borders and provides a safe welcome to the volunteer work community.

Please note that what very limited volunteer opportunities there were in Somalia were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic which led to the permanent closure of some volunteer opportunities and restrictions on others. Hopefully things are now beginning to return to normal.

If you run or know of a volunteer work project in Somalia let us know by contacting us here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer Work Somalia

Volunteer Work Somalia

Volunteer Work Somalia

Volunteer Work Somalia

Volunteer Work Somalia


Red Crescent

Volunteer Work Somalia: Red Crescent

Its addition to its humanitarian aid work, the Red Cross are also providing polio vaccinations.
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Volunteer Work Somalia: Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation

The Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation is currently only accepting volunteers from the Somalia Diaspora.
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Volunteer Work Somalia

If you are considering undertaking a period of volunteer work in Somalia check out our Somalia profile pages to explore the country before you visit and learn how to make the most of your volunteer work in Somalia

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