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06 May 2015 description


  • UNHCR Representative met with Prime Minister Habib Essid and with Minister of Justice Mohamed Saleh Ben Aissa on 13 March. He thanked Tunisian authorities for their efforts in favour of refugee protection and offered UNHCR’s continuous support.

05 May 2015 description


68 New asylum seekers registered with UNHCR in January 2015

26 Students are taking English, French and IT classes in Ben Guerdane and Medenine

61 Refugee children received an education grant for school year 2014-15

596 Families benefited from the winterization distribution in December 2014

29 Jul 2013 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief is helping refugees – who have been living in limbo in a camp – to integrate into life in Tunisia.

The refugees, who fled conflict which began in Libya two years ago, cannot return to the country or to their countries of origin.

Islamic Relief, with agreement from UNHCR, has been managing activity in Shousha camp since March 2011 and will wind down the camp late this year. Since January, we have been delivering services to 384 people not prioritised by the UNHCR for resettlement – who include Somalians, Eritrean, and Darfurians.

31 Aug 2012 description

Friday 31 August 2012

After nearly 18 months of waiting in a transit camp some seven kilometers from the Tunisia-Libya border, 195 refugees will depart on Monday (3/9) to start new lives in Germany.

IOM has arranged a charter flight from Djerba to Frankfurt on behalf of the German government and will bus the refugees from the Shousha transit camp to Djerba airport.

17 Jan 2012 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

On Sunday, 33 unaccompanied children departed from Tunisia’s Shousha refugee camp to Norway as part of their resettlement process.

14 Dec 2011 description

The Tunisian authorities must allow asylum-seekers to enter the country through Libyan border crossings and give them access to UN officials to establish their refugee status, Amnesty International said today, after another group of asylum-seekers was returned across the Libyan border.

In the latest in a series of such incidents, on 10 December Tunisian security forces returned a group of sub-Saharan African asylum-seekers to their point of entry along the Libyan border.

04 Mar 2011 description

Published: 3/4/2011

"You are a woman. I am a woman. If what happened to me happened to you, what would you do?" was Najah Suleiman's soulful response when I asked her about her situation. Originally from Somalia, Najah is eight-months' pregnant.

Najah is a delicate, serene woman, and the story of Najah and her husband, Mahmoud Mohamed, is a moving one.

This couple represents some of the world's most vulnerable people, people whose lives have been dramatically affected by conflict and poverty.